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The Composite-file File System: Decoupling the One-to-One Mapping of Files and Metadata for Better Performance

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The Composite-file File System: Decoupling the One-to-One Mapping of Files and Metadata for Better Performance
Traditional file system optimizations typically retain the one-to-one mapping of logical files to their physical metadata representations. This rigid mapping results in missed opportunities for an entire class of optimizations in which such coupling is removed. We have designed, implemented, and evaluated a composite-file file system, which allows many-to-one mappings of files to metadata, and we have explored the design space of different mapping strategies. Under webserver and software development workloads, our empirical evaluation shows up to a 27% performance improvement. This result demonstrates the promise of decoupling files and their metadata.
Shuanglong Zhang, Helen Catanese, An-I Andy Wang
Added 03 Apr 2016
Updated 03 Apr 2016
Type Journal
Year 2016
Where FAST
Authors Shuanglong Zhang, Helen Catanese, An-I Andy Wang
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