Stateless File Systems
Posted Dec 6, 2005 15:33 UTC (Tue) by roblatham
In reply to: Fedora Weekly News Issue 24
Parent article: Fedora Weekly News Issue 24
PVFS2 is a stateless parallel file system designed for high performance I/O. It's strenghts lie in large block I/O transfers (when multiple servers can get involved).
It might not be the best file system for home directory kind of accesses (unpacking a tar file is pretty slow, and executing off of it is hit or miss), but the developers are always making improvements to it.
If you are interested, check out http://www.pvfs.org/pvfs2
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