Thursday, October 16, 2003
Noon - 1 pm
Hamerschlag Hall, D210
Veritas Software Corporation
Current Considerations and Future Features in a Real World File System
This seminar will focus on VERITAS' vXfs file system, a commercial, journalling
file system for UNIX systems that is available on Sun Solaris, HP HP/UX,
IBM AIX, and Red Hat and Suse Linux.
The first part of the talk will present and discuss on some customer
issues in released versions of vXfs that are representative of issues
encountered in production file systems. The second part of the talk will
present some interesting new features planned for vXfs such as Storage
Classes and Named Data Streams. Following that will be a discussion of
considerations for commercial implementations of future file system technologies
like NASD and Venti.
Craig Harmer is a founding engineer at VERITAS Software, which is now
a billion dollar company with over 6,000 employees. He went to school
at U.C. Berkeley where he received a B.A. in Physics and Computer Science.
For the last 16 years he's been doing kernel work on various flavors of
UNIX, Linux, and Windows NT. His primary focus at VERITAS has been on
commercial file systems and data storage.
Further Seminar Info:
Contact Linda Whipkey, Karen
Lindenfelser or visit http://www.pdl.cmu.edu/SDI/