[tahoe-dev] Tahoe on NAS drives

Shawn Willden shawn-tahoe at willden.org
Sun Aug 2 01:50:06 UTC 2009

On Saturday 01 August 2009 10:46:26 am Jan-Benedict Glaw wrote:
> Sure--that's another possibility. Examples in this group are the
> Buffalo NAS products, NSLU2, ...
> However, keep in mind that they typically have quite limitd RAM, so
> letting them do erasure-encoding on large files will be a pain at
> least. Maybe a helper node might be of use here...

What does "limited" mean?  Tahoe doesn't actually require all that much, by 
modern standards.  Large files are processed in segments.  I have a Linux 
Virtual Server which I'm using as a helper node, and it only has 512 MiB 
total (hard limit, no swap), over half of which is being used by other stuff.  
Hasn't been an issue.  When I asked if it would be, Brian (IIRC) said that 
Tahoe's working set size is around 40 MiB.


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