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From Dmitriy Setrakyan <dsetrak...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Making Ignite In-Memory File System mountable
Date Tue, 05 May 2015 23:49:22 GMT
On Tue, May 5, 2015 at 12:36 PM, Konstantin Boudnik <cos@apache.org> wrote:

> Hadoop is using Fuse to expose HDFS into native Linux environment. It
> works, I
> guess, although I don't know how widely it is used. The whole thing is
> about
> 4KLOC + 7KLOC of libhdfs (all in C). While not overly terrible, it is a
> significant undertaking indeed.
>

Hm... Is Hadoop using Fuse for only HDFS, or for any file system that
implements FileSystem interface? If it is the latter, then IGFS fits right
in into that architecture.


>
> Having FUSE connector to IGFS is an interesting proposition. I wonder if
> the
> usecases discussed in the thread were covered by simply having a secondary
> filesystem configured? Say, being able to sit on top of CEPH would solve
> all
> these needs as CEPH is a kernel-level filesystem. As such, one can work
> with
> it the same way as with any other linux FS. Thoughts?
>
> Cos
>
> On Mon, May 04, 2015 at 06:58PM, Dmitriy Setrakyan wrote:
> > I have noticed a Jira filed to make IGFS mountable:
> > https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/IGNITE-854
> >
> > The integration proposed is via Fuse framework which would allow us mount
> > IGFS just like a regular Linux file system.
> >
> > This seems like a pretty big undertaking. Even though it sounds pretty
> cool
> > in theory, it would be interesting to find out form the community if
> > everyone else finds it useful and maybe suggest some potential use cases
> > for it.
> >
> > Also, seems like Fuse framework is not being actively developed. Last
> > release came out in July, 2013. How safe is it to use this framework?
> >
> > D.
>

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