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Re: fsfs revprop packing in f5 Re: Does fsfs revprop packing no longer allow usage of traditional backup software?

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2011 10:56:55 -0400

On Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:47 PM, Daniel Shahaf <danielsh_at_elego.de> wrote:
> This thread is now the only non-FSFS release blocker (filed as #3944).
> Last I checked there were at least three solutions suggested, but no
> consensus on which solution to implement.
> Some suggestions were
> 0. Leave things as they are
> 1. Allow packing revisions without packing revprops.
>   (revprops/ remains as in 1.6/f4)
> 2. Have all revprops in the DB all the time, never in plain files.
> 3. Swap the DB for some other "A thousand revision's revprops in one
>   file" solution. [several suggestions as to that file's format]
> Can we decide on what to do here?

How about a new option?

4. Remove the f5 feature, release 1.7 without it and revisit when we
can settle on a new design?

IMO, it is too late to be considering a brand new design. If we are
not comfortable with the current implementation let's pull it out and
come back to it later.

Mark Phippard
Received on 2011-07-07 16:57:28 CEST

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