John Heidemann

Management of Replicated Volume Location Data in the Ficus Replicated File System

TitleManagement of Replicated Volume Location Data in the Ficus Replicated File System
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication1991
AuthorsT. W. Page, Jr., R. G. Guy, G. J. Popek, J. S. Heidemann, W. Mak, and D. Rothmeier
Date Publishedjun
Abstract

Existing techniques to provide name transparency in distributed file systems have been designed for modest scale systems, and do not readily extend to very large configurations. This paper details the approach which is now operational in the Ficus replicated Unix filing environment, and shows how it differs from other methods currently in use. The Ficus mechanism permits optimistic management of the volume location data by exploiting the existing directory reconciliation algorithms which merge directory updates made during network partition.

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