Gostor: Storage beyond POSiX

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Year:
2011
Type of Publication:
Article
Authors:
  • Ionkov, Latchesar
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6th International Workshop on Plan9, 2011-10-20/2011-10-21 (Madrid, Spain)
Abstract:
Gostor is an experimental platform for testing new file storage ideas for post POSIX usage. Gostor provides greater flexibility for manipulating the data within the file, including inserting and deleting data anywhere in the file, creating and removing holes in the data, etc. Each modification of the data creates a new file. Gostor doesn't implement any ways of organizing the files in hierarchical structures, or mapping them to strings. Thus Gostor can be used to implement standard file systems as well as experimenting with new ways of storing and accessing users' data.
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