Re: Overview and R1 rewrites (was Re: FedFS Meeting Minutes, 10/16/2008)
Everhart, Craig <Craig.Everhart <at> netapp.com>
2008-11-06 20:32:53 GMT
> From: Lentini, James
> On Thu, 6 Nov 2008, Everhart, Craig wrote:
> > Robert, I generally like this cleanup very much. Thanks.
> > I have to assume that the text that James pointed out was meant to
> > mean files and filesets that were supposed to be "root filesets",
> > discoverable through other (bootstrapping-like) means.
> That would be one example. The other example that I assume
> the original authors had in mind was of file server that is
> part of the federation and serving a (legacy) fileset that is
> not part of the namespace.
It's hard to think of this as a fileset "in the federation."
But now I remember what the original point was. The original text,
Not all filesets in the federation are required to have a
FSN or be reachable by a FSL. Only those filesets that are
the target of a junction (as described in R3) are required
to have an FSN.
The idea was that a single file server might export lots of filesets,
joined by intra-fileserver links through some internal mechanism. That
is, a client would traverse from fileset A to fileset B, both on the
same server. When the file server encountered the intra-fileserver link
at the leaf of fileset A that would take it to fileset B, it would