Tuesday, 6 March 2007


Something else I discovered via Projectionist ... the MogileFS distributed file system that was created as the storage infrastructure for Live Journal.

It's kind of like a distributed RAID system. Note that there's (currently) no way to access it directly from user space; you need to use an API.

The storage nodes are just HTTP servers. You can define the appropriate level of redundancy for different classes of files.

Sounds quite interesting.