Re: [RFC PATCH 0/5] Btrfs: Add hot data tracking functionality

From: Chris Samuel
Date: Wed Jul 28 2010 - 08:36:17 EST

On Wed, 28 Jul 2010 09:18:23 am Ben Chociej wrote:

> Yes, that's correct. It's likely not going to be a cache in the
> traditional sense, since the entire capacity of both HDD and SSD would
> be available.

To me that sounds like an HSM type arrangement, with most frequently used data
on the highest performing media and less frequently touched data getting
shunted down the chain to SAS, SATA and then tape and/or MAID type devices.

Certainly interesting from my HPC point of view in that I can see it being
useful to parallel filesystems like Ceph if this "just happens".

I guess real HSM devotees would want policies for migration downstream.. ;-)

Chris Samuel : : Melbourne, VIC

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