Number of replica for Luwak

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at
Wed Feb 23 10:40:24 EST 2011

On 2/23/2011 9:11 AM, Bryan Fink wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 8:54 PM, Les Mikesell<lesmikesell at>  wrote:
>> What happens if there is a read of the object while it is in the process of
>> being updated if the update is several different operations?
> Luwak streams work in an "all or nothing" fashion.  That is, no read
> will see the result of any stream until that stream is flushed.  Luwak
> blocks are immutable, so old file trees will still reference
> completely valid old blocks while new ones are being written.  The
> last action of flushing a stream is to point the file-metdata object
> (in the luwak_tld bucket) at the head of the new tree.
> A flush will only occur when a stream closes, unless your program
> explicitly calls luwak_put_stream:flush/1.

Thanks!  A couple more somewhat related questions: is that atomic update 
nature hard to duplicate outside of luwak (say by a client that needs to 
keep several items in sync), and if the luwak blocks are immutable, how 
do you ever clean up the space used by data that has been deleted or 
modified and no longer referenced?

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at

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