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From Konstantin Boudnik <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Making Ignite In-Memory File System mountable
Date Wed, 06 May 2015 00:00:04 GMT
On Tue, May 05, 2015 at 04:49PM, Dmitriy Setrakyan wrote:
> 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.

I think it is HDFS specific, but might be wrong on this account.

> > 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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