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SubjectRe: Elastic Quota File System (EQFS)


Fao, Sean wrote:

> I fail to understand the point you're trying to make. Are you
> suggesting that a feature doesn't necessarily have to be implemented,
> just because it's there? If so, the proposed idea on the "elastic" file
> system differs greatly. Cached content, for instance, speeds up the
> browsing experience *without* hindering the ability of the application
> to function normally. Caching is a true enhancement --in most
> circumstances. I can personally see no way to implement EQFS without
> greatly exasperating end users with its shortcomings.


What you need is a small number of fast, expensive drives, and a large
array of cheap drives, and use the fast drives as a cache for user files.

But this is completely different from elastic quotas.

My solution to this would be to have large arrays of cheap disks and put
lots of RAM in the server and let RAM be the cache.


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