sambaXP 2020 Retrospective: CTDB Report 2020 (Martin Schwenke and Amitay Isaacs)

In this sambaXP 2020 recording Martin Schwenke and Amitay Isaacs give their "CTDB Report 2020".  Martin Schwenke is an Open Source Developer at IBM (LinkedIn), Amitay Isaacs also works at IBM as Software Engineer (GitHub). Both are located in Australia and are members of the international Samba team

Abstract

The report focuses on 2 main areas: progress and plans. What is new upstream in CTDB? What do our plans look like compared to those presented in recent years? There is also the intersection of progress and plans: what useful things are sitting in development branches but are not merged?

Progress includes: Clustered Samba testing is now in Samba's test suite and autobuild, CTDB's inter-node TCP transport is now more resilient (with some pain along the way), database vacuuming has been simplified, the recovery lock has been enhanced, code is generally cleaner (largely due to csbuild showing issues) and there have been many improvements in testing.

Plans include: splitting CTDB into multiple daemons (as previously presented), a transport using datagram messaging and simple code for new developers to understand and embrace. Slides (PDF)

About the "sambaXP 2020 Retrospective"

In this series we will present recordings of the sambaXP 2020 in the coming weeks. These were selected by SerNet's "Team Samba". The 19th edition of the international conference on the open source software Samba took place from 26 - 28 May 2020 for the first time exclusively in digital form. Due to the changed event format and the use of an online conference platform, organizer SerNet is able to offer all talks as videos for viewing (link).

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