Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 840481
Incorrect description of a "Distributed Filesystem"
Last modified: 2015-04-10 03:17:49 EDT
The description of "Distributed File System" on page 13 (http://docs.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Storage/2.0/html-single/Administration_Guide/index.html#chap-Administration_Guide-storage_concepts) explains what a networked filesystem is. The "distributed file system" should point out that the data from the filesystem is spread over multiple servers/bricks.
Revised version is as follows:
"A file system that allows multiple clients to concurrently access data spread across multiple servers/bricks in a trusted storage pool. Sharing data is fundamental to all distributed file system."
Do let me know if you have any further comments before I update the guide with the revised version.
"Sharing data is fundamental to all distributed file system." is not really clear in this context. The most important part of a "distributed filesystem" is that the data is stored/retrieved from multiple servers/bricks. Maybe you can write if like something as
"Data sharing among multiple locations is fundamental to all distributed file system."
Updated Distributed File System description based on Niels suggestion. Updated guide is available at: http://documentation-devel.engineering.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Storage/2.0/html/Administration_Guide/chap-Administration_Guide-storage_concepts.html
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