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Review_xFS (Syed).pdf

Review_xFS (Syed).pdf

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Published by Syed Jibran Uddin
This is a 1996 paper presenting a serverless network filesystem, xFS. xFS is not to be confused with the XFS journaling file system created by Silicon Graphics.

This is a 1996 paper presenting a serverless network filesystem, xFS. xFS is not to be confused with the XFS journaling file system created by Silicon Graphics.

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Serverless Network File Systems (xFS)
Paper Review
 By Syed Jibranuddin(50026775) In this paper authors proposed serverless distributed filesystem which providedfilesystem services by utilizing the the computers cooperating as peers, and believingthat the centralised distributed filesystems have bottleneck., as it is expensive andall the read/write misses goes through the central server. In order to provide better performance and scalability than these traditional file systems like AFS, NFS, netware,Sprite, the authors implemented a prototype serverless network filesystem calledas “xFS”. There were 3 major motivations behind implementing xFS, first was the opportunityprovided by fast switched Ethernet/LANs, the second one was the expanding demandsof users and the last one was fundamental limitations of central server systems. XFSrelied on previous works as scalable cache consistency, cooperative caching , diskstriping(Raid and Zebra) and log structured filesystems. Key Features: 
The idea of taking advantage of the cooperative caching to server client memoryseems pretty interesting.
Use of RAID, by adding a feature of grouping the storage servers into groups onthe features provided by ZEBRA.
Performance of the system was improved without upgrading the hardware by theuse of map and their distribution over the areas.
Striping of files over group of servers instead of striping it over all servers in thesystem improving the availability as each group maintain its own parity.
It improved the old fashion server in term of performance, scalability, andavailability. Limitations : 
Measurements were quite limited as the workloads weren’t the real ones, theyare just benchmarks which performs better than real workloads.
Lacked some couple of features like - Recovery was not completed, lack of distributed cleaner, and it doesn't calculate or distribute new manager or stripegroup maps.
Wasn’t able to identify and solve the security issues.
Deficient information regarding the results of testing and performance.

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