[FoRK] [Fwd: WinFS' Spot on Back Burner Nothing New]

Stephen D. Williams sdw at lig.net
Thu Sep 9 06:52:11 PDT 2004


Funny you should allude to memory-based databases/filesystems.  I 
noticed this recently:

http://www.mysql.com/products/cluster/

sdw

Eugen Leitl wrote:

>On Wed, Sep 08, 2004 at 07:03:18PM -0700, Justin Mason wrote:
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>>yep.  TBH I was expecting this to happen this time around anyway ;) I'm
>>not convinced that the filesystem should be, or wins by being, a database
>>at all.  Now, having said that, Reiserfs' efficiency for small metadata
>>"forks" seems cool though.
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>CPU load is considerably higher, though. No good FS for CPU-intensive tasks.
>It's probably a good idea to move a CPU into hard drives anyway -- though it
>will need a different interconnect -- especially given that future storage is
>solid-state and hence low-latency.
>
>What good are file systems for MRAM-based solid-state machines anyway? OO/GC
>is good enough for that.
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