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Will New Object Storage Protocol Imply the Finish For POSIX?

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“POSIX has been the usual file system interface for Unix-based programs (which incorporates Linux) since its launch greater than 30 years in the past,” writes Enterprise Storage Discussion board, noting the POSIX-compliant Lustre file system “powers most supercomputers.”

Now Slashdot reader storagedude writes:

POSIX has scalability and efficiency limitations that can develop into more and more necessary in data-intensive purposes like deep studying, however till now it has retained one key benefit over the infinitely scalable object storage: the power to course of knowledge in reminiscence. That benefit is now gone with the brand new mmap_obj() perform, which paves the way in which for object storage to develop into the popular strategy to Massive Knowledge purposes.

POSIX options like statefulness, prescriptive metadata, and powerful consistency “develop into a efficiency bottleneck as I/O requests multiply and knowledge scale…” claims the article.

“The mmap_obj() builders observe that one piece of labor nonetheless must be carried out: there must be a munmap_obj() perform to launch knowledge from the person area, just like the POSIX perform.”

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