Ivy: A Read/Write Peer-to-Peer File System

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Ivy: A Read/Write Peer-to-Peer File System
Ivy is a multi-user read/write peer-to-peer file system. Ivy has no centralized or dedicated components, and it provides useful integrity properties without requiring users to fully trust either the underlying peer-to-peer storage system or the other users of the file system. An Ivy file system consists solely of a set of logs, one log per participant. Ivy stores its logs in the DHash distributed hash table. Each participant finds data by consulting all logs, but performs modifications by appending only to its own log. This arrangement allows Ivy to maintain meta-data consistency without locking. Ivy users can choose which other logs to trust, an appropriate arrangement in a semi-open peer-to-peer system. Ivy presents applications with a conventional file system interface. When the underlying network is fully connected, Ivy provides NFS-like semantics, such as close-to-open consistency. Ivy detects conflicting modifications made during a partition, and provides relevant version inform...
Athicha Muthitacharoen, Robert Morris, Thomer M. G
Added 03 Dec 2009
Updated 03 Dec 2009
Type Conference
Year 2002
Where OSDI
Authors Athicha Muthitacharoen, Robert Morris, Thomer M. Gil, Benjie Chen
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