Ok, here's something new (ish).
There was talk about CD-ROM filesystems here recently. I think that there is a
good case for media which is intrinsically read-only in firewall applications,
but CDs are just so damn slow. One trick for speeding IO is to organise the
filesystems on muliple disks (with multiple controllers) so the IO can be done
in parallel. This makes no sense when you're only concerned with a single
filesystem (or maybe two), so I had a thought... Has anyone every thought
about 'overlaying' partitions from different disks onto the same filesystem?
I can't see why this wouldn't be possible in unix, and it would allow you
to distribute the files, so that access to different files on the same
logical filesystem could be done in parallel. Maybe it could be a useful
Hmm, where's that Linux source...
Food for thought? Or mindless tripe?
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