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Virtual Distributed Disk

International Journal of System and Software Engineering

Volume 3 Issue 1

Published: 2015
Author(s) Name: Sanjay Kumar, Pankaj Karki, Deepa Kumari, Amandeep Kaur, G. M. Walunjkar, Subhadeep Ghosh | Author(s) Affiliation:
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Abstract

The project is to come up with a mechanism to allow the creation of a Virtual Distributed Disk (VDD). The VDD will be exposed as a device file but will actually be backed by multiple disks residing on multiple machines. Thus, the contents of a VDD can be distributed across multiple machines based on user specified policies. The focus of the project will be as follows: Allow creating, deleting, updating, and reading of any part of VDD. There will be a kernel module to handle various file related system calls and also a system to be able to write to and read from remote sections of the VDD when an application on any machine writes to or reads from it. A caching solution is provided to avoid remote file access as far as possible.

Keywords: VDD, Kernel, Socket, Caching

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