Direct lookup and hash-based metadata placement for local file systems

  title={Direct lookup and hash-based metadata placement for local file systems},
  author={Paul Hermann Lensing and Toni Cortes and Andr{\'e} Brinkmann},
New challenges to file systems' metadata performance are imposed by the continuously growing number of files existing in file systems. The total amount of metadata can become too big to be cached, potentially leading to multiple storage device accesses for a single metadata lookup operation. This paper takes a look at the limitations of traditional file system designs and discusses an alternative metadata handling approach, using hash-based concepts already established for metadata and data… CONTINUE READING
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