- Spread non-replicated files over many, small-disk, cheap boxes
- Files should be owned by a single node, so contention should be less of a problem
- Simple to configure, setup, keep running. As few bells and whistles as possible.
- As safe as possible, make trade-offs for safety over latency when the question arises.
- In-memory LRU cache for files and metadata on every node. Should be configurable.
- Simple rehashing/auto-discovery. If a new node comes online, make sure files that are now in it's keyspace are moved to it from the nodes previous.
- Compression for over-the-wire transfers (LZ4 is pretty easy)
Make sure you have your kernel headers available. On Ubuntu, you can do:
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)
Then you should just be able to:
make sudo insmod PrinterFS.ko
sudo rmmod PrinterFS
THE TRUE STORY BEHIND PRINTERFS
SON: "DAD, WHAT IS SPACE?"
DAD: "SON, PRINTERFS IS SPACE. IT IS ALL OF THE SPACE AT THE CLOUD OF THE SCALING VECTOR."
SON: "BUT DAYD WHYFOR NOT HAVE FOOT FOR EATING!"
DAD: "COMMUNIST CONUTRY IS DIFFERENT. FEAR NOT SON FOR WE WILL REJOICE OFF THE YOKE OF CAPITALIST PIGDOGZ ENSLAVIN US"
SON: "OH ISEE, FATHER JNERULA WILL SAVE ÜS FROM THE PRINTER AND GIVE US FREE AND CLOUD AND HAPPY NOW?"
DAD: "THAT'S RIGHT COMRADE! JOIN FOR TO US CONQUEROR THE WORLDS!"
ZALGO: "HI FRIENDS I AM COME TO ZALGO AND KILL BECAUSE I AM ZOAMBIE GOAST"
SON: "OHNO, NOT ALL OF DALLUS"
ITWAS TARGET OF WHERE THEYWERE AND IT WASGREAT AND MY FRIENDS LIVES THERE.