[Lustre-devel] Lustre HSM HLD draft
eeb at sun.com
Tue Feb 12 11:43:44 PST 2008
Is this requirement documented? I'd appreciate any pointers...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andreas.Dilger at Sun.COM [mailto:Andreas.Dilger at Sun.COM]
> On Behalf Of Andreas Dilger
> Sent: 12 February 2008 5:23 PM
> To: Aurelien Degremont
> Cc: Eric Barton; lustre-devel at lists.lustre.org
> Subject: Re: [Lustre-devel] Lustre HSM HLD draft
> On Feb 12, 2008 16:25 +0100, Aurelien Degremont wrote:
> > Eric Barton a écrit :
> > > Sorry if these questions duplicates previous debate.
> > >
> > > Have I understood correctly that the design allows
> individual objects
> > > within a lustre file (i.e. stripes?) to be purged independently?
> > >
> > > If so why is this needed?
> > >
> > > I would have thought that when you purge a file, you need
> only record
> > > the purged extent as an attribute of the whole lustre
> file and punch
> > > its stripes to free the space. Am I missing a use case?
> > Since the beginning CFS required this feature. It seems a
> lab ask for
> > it. I do not know who. Unfortunately we have no use case
> for what they
> > want to do with this.
> > I'm wondering if their need could not be met with other
> features like
> > the internal Lustre migration...
> That is my understanding also - I believe one of the Labs wanted this
> (to be able to do HSM on a per-stripe basis instead of a
> per-file basis).
> Cheers, Andreas
> Andreas Dilger
> Sr. Staff Engineer, Lustre Group
> Sun Microsystems of Canada, Inc.
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