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Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Networking and Parallel/Distributed Computing, International Conference on & Self-Assembling Wireless Networks, International Workshop on (2006)
Las Vegas, Nevada
June 19, 2006 to June 20, 2006
ISBN: 0-7695-2611-X
pp: 127-132
Jie Xiao , Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Hubei, China
Dan Feng , Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Hubei, China
Zhan Shi , Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Hubei, China
Mengfei Cheng , Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Hubei, China
ABSTRACT
The ever growing storage demands of modern applications cultivate a promising area of storage system management, centered upon metadata servers. Some of the works are done at the file system level, which care little about device level data organization. In this paper we present the design of managing metadata at block-level by using storage virtualization techniques. We propose both static and dynamic block mapping policies to meet the diverse needs of applications, balance disk workload and improve storage system performance. We build our prototype in a Virtual Interface based storage area network, and the evaluation results demonstrate that metadata management at block-level can be efficient and flexible.
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D. Feng, Z. Shi, J. Xiao and M. Cheng, "Flexible Metadata Management for Block-level Storage System," Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Networking and Parallel/Distributed Computing, International Conference on & Self-Assembling Wireless Networks, International Workshop on(SNPD-SAWN), Las Vegas, Nevada, 2006, pp. 127-132.
doi:10.1109/SNPD-SAWN.2006.39
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