Subject: Re: Treat disk space like memory space
From: Wes Felter
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2007 18:03:16 -0600
Stefan Monnier wrote:
> So I'd like to be able to say "these areas of my file-system hold data
> that you can discard whenever you need space". So I can freely fill up
> my disk with such irrelevant data, safe in the knowledge that if I ever
> need this disk space it'll be automatically reclaimed.
James Cipar, Mark D. Corner, Emery D. Berger: TFS: A Transparent File
System for Contributory Storage.
"TFS provides background tasks with large amounts of unreliable
storage-all of the currently available space-without impacting the
performance of ordinary file access operations."
It's intended for P2P but I could imagine using it for caches.