On Fri 12 Jul 2013 06:53:46 AM PDT, Patrick McGarry wrote:
> In fact, we'd love to see a similar abstracted approach on the object
> storage side as well.  

Indeed, there is some work already going in this direction for OpenStack
Object Storage. A couple of Red Hat engineers are working on  LFS, Local
File System (https://github.com/zaitcev/swift-lfs and
http://zaitcev.livejournal.com/215159.html, plus there is something in
review on review.openstack.org, too) to allow swift to better integrate
with different filesystems.

Something like LFS was originally proposed by Nexenta a while back but
their patch unfortunately never merged.

LFS was mentioned on swiftstack blog after the summit in Portland.
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