From: Manu Sporny <msporny@di...> - 2007-03-19 17:31:15
Just a quick note to announce that the first public release of Starfish
is available. It is built on top of FUSE and has some decent performance
figures compared to in-kernel network file system implementations.
Starfish is a new type of clustered file storage system that keeps very
large amounts of data safe and accessible - even in the face of massive
hard drive and storage peer failures. It is designed for
highly-available services such as web server farms, enterprise-wide data
storage and retrieval, digital media storage systems, computing
clusters, or long-term data storage. If your storage solution uses
Windows CIFS, Samba or NFS - Starfish might be a good fit for your needs.
There's a short blog entry about it here:
The Official Starfish Website contains Debian/Ubuntu/RedHat packages,
discussion list info, documentation and source code:
Just wanted to say a quick thank you to all of the FUSE developers. A
very special thank you to Miklos Szeredi - you have put together a
fantastic user-space file system environment. Thanks also to Sebastien
Delafond for the Debian packages and Csaba Henk and Valient Gough for
For those of you that are interested, we have some repeatable
performance numbers posted on the wiki. It should give you a gauge as to
how fast a non-optimized, python-based networked file system can be:
Again, great job on FUSE - it turned a 3 year development project into a
much shorter task.