Allow very large (>5G current max) file support

Registered by gholt on 2010-08-27

Swift current has a max file size limit of 5g to prevent storage nodes from becoming unbalanced. We need a method to support very large files without unbalancing nodes.

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Rick Clark
Priority:
High
Drafter:
gholt
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
gholt
Definition:
Superseded
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Deferred
Milestone target:
None
Completed by
gholt on 2010-11-15

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Is there a branch associated with this blueprint? - dendrobates
There will be once we get coding on this (soon). - gholt
Postponed; other company issues took much of my time. - gholt
After completing this with the best solution I could come up with, we (various Swift contributors) decided it was a bit complex for the benefit and instead we're just going to add the client-and-cluster combination solution ( https://blueprints.launchpad.net/swift/+spec/client-side-chunking ) --gholt

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