Planet Ceph

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June 16, 2008

Recursive accounting

This is somewhat old news, but the recursive accounting changes have been merged into both the ‘unstable’ and ‘master’ branches, and the feature is documented in the wiki.

I’m extremely curious what people think of this feature (useful? confusing?).  It takes liberties with two common behaviors of directories: first, with the “rbytes” mount option, the directory size is suddenly related to the directory’s recursive contents, and may appear very large.  Second, doing “cat dir” will dump the directory’s full stats instead of returning -EISDIR (Is a directory).  I’m hoping the latter behavior change is harmless, given that until relatively recently reading a directory dumped the encoded directory contents to your terminal…