Structure of the file system

OneFS presents all the nodes in a cluster as a global namespace.

In the file system, directories are inode number links. An inode contains file metadata and an inode number, which identifies location of a file. OneFS dynamically allocates inodes, and there is no limit on the number of inodes.

To distribute data among nodes, OneFS sends messages with a globally routable block address through the internal network of a cluster. The block address identifies the node and the drive storing the block of data.

NOTE: The design of your data storage structure should be planned carefully. A well-designed directory optimizes cluster performance and cluster administration.