Planet Ceph

Aggregated news from external sources

  • October 5, 2009
    v0.16 released

    We’ve released v0.16.  The release primarily incorporates feedback on the Linux kernel client from LKML.  Changes since v0.15 include: kclient: corrected inline abuse, use of __init, sockaddr_storage (IPv6 groundwork), and other feedback kclient: xattr cleanups kclient: fix invalidate lockup bug kclient: fix msgr queue accounting lockup bug Andrew Morton was nice enough to take some […]

  • September 22, 2009
    Ceph talk at LCA2010

    I’ll be giving a talk on Ceph at linux.conf.au 2010!  (Oddly enough, it’s in New Zealand this year, but I’m not complaining.)  I’ve heard great things about LCA, and am looking forward to being there. The talk will cover two general areas: Ceph’s RADOS object storage architecture, including some of its data processing features, and […]

  • September 22, 2009
    v0.15 released

    We’ve released v0.15.  This is mostly cleanups for the kernel client and some work on the monitor interface.  Changes since v0.14 include: kclient: message api fixups (simpler, more robust) kclient: more message pools (avoiding ENOMEM) kclient: new ioctl to extract object name and location/address, given a file handle and offset kclient: fix with osd restart […]

  • September 8, 2009
    v0.14 released

    We”ve released v0.14.  Changes since v0.13 include: Messenger library changes (client now initiates all tcp connections) Improved client/monitor protocol Working Hadoop and Hypertable file system modules (many associated libceph, uclient fixes) man page fixes Debian packages fixed (now libcrush, libcrush-dev, librados, librados-dev, libceph, libceph-dev all work) Streamlined client startup (fewer messages, faster client id assignment) […]

  • August 24, 2009
    v0.13 released

    We’ve made a v0.13 release.  This mostly fixes bugs with v0.12 that have come up over the past couple weeks: [ku]lcient: fix sync read vs eof, lseek(…, SEEK_END) mds: misc bug fixes for multiclient file access But also a few other big things: osd: stay active during backlog generation osdmap: override mappings (pg_temp) kclient: some […]

  • August 5, 2009
    v0.12 released

    I’ve just tagged a v0.12 released, and sent the kernel client patchset off to the Linux kernel and fsdevel lists again.  There was a v0.11 a week ago as well that incorporated some earlier feedback from the kernel lists. Changes since v0.11: mapping_set_error on failed writepage document correct debugfs mount point simplify layout/striping ioctls removed […]

  • July 16, 2009
    v0.10 released

    We’ve released v0.10.  The big items this time around: kernel client: some cleanup, unaligned memory access fixes much debugging of MDS recovery: kernel client will now correctly untar, compile kernel with MDS server running in a 60 second restart loop. a few misc mds fixes osd recovery fixes userspace client: many bug fixes, now quite […]

  • June 6, 2009
    RADOS snapshots

    Some interesting issues came up when we started considering how to expose the RADOS snapshot functionality to librados users.  The object store exposes a pretty low-level interface to control when objects are cloned (i.e. when an object snapshot is taken via the btrfs copy-on-write ioctls).  The basic design in Ceph is that the client provides […]

  • May 19, 2009
    The RADOS distributed object store

    The Ceph architecture can be pretty neatly broken into two key layers.  The first is RADOS, a reliable autonomic distributed object store, which provides an extremely scalable storage service for variably sized objects.  The Ceph file system is built on top of that underlying abstraction: file data is striped over objects, and the MDS (metadata […]

  • May 19, 2009
    v0.8 released

    Ceph v0.8 has been released.  Debian packages for amd64 and i386 have been built and there is a tarball, or you can pull the ‘master’ branch from Git.  This update has a lot of important protocol changes and corresponding performance improvements: Client / MDS protocol simplification — faster, less fragile Online adjustment of data and/or […]

  • March 12, 2009
    More configuration improvements

    We’ve updated the configuration framework (again) so that only a single configuration file is needed for the entire cluster. The ceph.conf file consists of a global section, a section for each daemon type (e.g., mon, mds, osd), and a section for each daemon instance (e.g., mon0, mds.foo, osd12).  This allows you to specify options in […]

  • March 11, 2009
    dbench performance

    Yehuda and I did some performance tuning with dbench a couple weeks back and made some significant improvements.  Here are the rough numbers, before I forget.  We were testing on a simple client/server setup to make a reasonable comparison with NFS: single server on a single SATA disk, and a single client. Since we were […]

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