Posted Aug 13, 2010 23:48 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata
Parent article: The 2010 Linux Storage and Filesystem Summit, day 2
There was a brief discussion about the DMAPI specification, which describes an API to be used to control hierarchical storage managers.
DMAPI isn't an API; it's a class of APIs -- ones that contain certain broad data management functions you need for a hierarchical storage manager. For example, "we're designing a simple DMAPI that has only 3 functions." The API almost everyone calls "DMAPI" is really called XDSF.
It's sort of like IDE is usually used as a misnomer for ATA.
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