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A basic IO interface to Redis
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What's this?

A rough draft for a basic IO interface to Redis. It's goal is to provide distributed and fault tolerant temporary file access.

Usage:

# Copy a file from Redis to S3
upload = Net::HTTP::Post.new('12345.txt').tap do |request|
  request.body_stream = Redio::TempFile.open('12345.txt', :client => cluster)
end
response = Net::HTTP.new('amazon_s3').start { |http| http.request(upload) }

See /examples for more.

Components:

### TempFile
  These are stored as Strings, which are limited to 512MB.
    :digest   => md5          - the digest to compare against after closing. If there's a mismatch, an exception is thrown.
    :verifier => digest_class - Whatever was used to generate the digest if not MD5. e.g. Digest::SHA1
    :client   => redis        - A client that supports Redis commands.

### Cluster distributed commands:
  Distributed commands are executed on every node in the cluster.
    :minimum => X - the minimum number of nodes the command must succeed
    :limit   => X - return early after succeeding on X nodes

FAQ:
Q: What happens when one the servers is down?
A: As long as the command executes on the minimum required servers, the failure is ignored.
   If it is unable to execute on the minimum number of servers, the last failure exception is raised.

Q: What if the data is only partially read/written before a server crashes?
A: When a command has error detection enabled, MD5 digests are generated for the inserted values.
   If there is an MD5 mismatch, the command is considered failed.

Q: How does data stay synchronized across servers?
A: Via expiry. Distributing commands across data that isn't simple and expiring is probably a bad idea.
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