This is version: 0.2 "kurzweil". This is an alpha release to make Plasma known to interested developers.
New features in PlasmaFS:
namelock. Generally, the operations need fewer locks now (less danger of conflicting changes).
Plasma_clientAPI has been extended, e.g. a new
copy_outwork now with non-seekable descriptors. Also, the above mentioned new namenode operations are supported.
Plasma_clientpart for buffered I/O (
Plasma_client.retryuses a more sophisticated scheme
Generally, PlasmaFS works as described in the documentation. Crashes have not been observed for quite some time now, but occasionally one might see critical exceptions in the log file.
PlasmaFS has so far only been tested on 64 bit, and only on Linux as operation system. There are known issues for 32 bit machines, especially the blocksize must not be larger than 4M.
Data safety: Cannot be guaranteed. It is not suggested to put valuable data into PlasmaFS.
ECONFLICTerrors. (This has been improved in 0.2, though.)
mapcannot be supported due to the task scheme. (Reason: Input files for sort tasks must not exceed