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From "Chen Liang (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HDFS-11127) Block Storage : add block storage service protocol
Date Thu, 10 Nov 2016 21:03:58 GMT

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Chen Liang commented on HDFS-11127:

Thanks [~anu] for the comments! Here are my thoughts

1. One thing with {{VolumeInfoProto}} is that it contains volume usage, and to get this the
server will need to request this information from underlying storage layer (SCM in this case),
which takes time. Another thing is that a listing request may potentially return a very huge
number of volumes. So I want restrict this to a minimum set of information to avoid response
message being too huge.

2. That's a good point. 4KB block would have much better performance in our case compared
to 1K or 2K (because of less number of blocks), so we may indeed end up using 4KB most (if
not all) of the time. But I do want to leave the possibility for a different block size for
the time being. Just in case there are use cases where a smaller block size is more desired.
Will flag this and leave it for further consideration at the moment (or comments from anyone
else with a strong preference).

> Block Storage : add block storage service protocol
> --------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HDFS-11127
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-11127
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>          Components: hdfs
>            Reporter: Chen Liang
>            Assignee: Chen Liang
>         Attachments: HDFS-11127-HDFS-7240.001.patch
> This JIRA adds block service protocol. This protocol is expose to client for volume operations
including create, delete, info and list. Note that this protocol has nothing to do with actual
data read/write on a particular volume.
> (Also note that the term "cblock" is the current term used to refer to the block storage

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