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A while ago, I wrote about my High Speed Replication translator, comparing it to the existing method of replication. Bottom line: my version was about 50% faster for small synchronous random writes at the time. Well, times have changed. Here’s part of the commit message for my latest update to HSR.
This version works with the official xdata code. Unfortunately, that
code is grossly inefficient so hsrepl is now up to 12% slower than
before. At the same time, the applicability of the various
optimizations in AFR have made it up to 68% faster than before. Net
result is that AFR alone is now up to 8% faster than AFR+hsrepl on my
basic test case. Now that some of the techniques proven in hsrepl are
being imitated in AFR (e.g. asynchronous changelog decrements) the
balance is likely to tip even further in that direction. Its original
purpose fulfilled, this is likely to be the last version of hsrepl as a
Competition is good. If my code is superficially rejected, but my results spur others to make long-overdue improvements to the alternative, I’m not offended. I’m glad. Well done, AFR team.
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It has been a while since we provided an update to the Gluster community. Across the world various nations, states and localities have put together sets of guidelines around shelter-in-place and quarantine. We request our community members to stay safe, to care for their loved ones, to continue to be...
The initial rounds of conversation around the planning of content for release 8 has helped the project identify one key thing – the need to stagger out features and enhancements over multiple releases. Thus, while release 8 is unlikely to be feature heavy as previous releases, it will be the...