Banco is a “free beer” edition of PizzaFactory/Camino. All developers can use it after simple registration. We PizzaFactory team have provided it for a long time.
And we were always worried about the cost of storage. The subscription-provided Tavola Edition offers instance-attached storage for a monthly fee. On the other hand, The Banco edition has been around for a long time with low cost but slow CIFS storage.
For readers who have never used the Banco edition, here’s the actual time it took to remove the clones and local clones from http://github.com/mruby/mruby.git.
This is 1000% or more slower than expected.
And to a new storage driver
We, the PizzaFactory team have decided to change the storage driver for the Banco edition.
This storage driver is acting as a loopback device for disk images on CIFS. However, users of PizzaFactory/Camino need not be aware of it. It appears to users as a block device formatted with the ext4 file system. Yes, ext4. CIFS, which was used in previous Banco editions, was prone to problems with file locking and symlinks. We suppose this change will resolve some of the file system-related problems.
Here’s a new storage driver with the same benchmarks as before. You can understand that it has become overwhelmingly faster.
However, this number is best effort. Banco edition storage offers less throughput and stability than the direct-instance storage provided by Tavola edition. If you need storage throughput, we continue to recommend the Tavola edition.
How to Use
Newly created workspaces in Banco Edition will always have the new storage driver selected. (Conversely, older CIFS-based storage drivers are no longer available for selection.)
It does not provide a way to migrate workspaces already created in the Banco edition to new storage. Make a backup of your existing workspace somehow and then delete it to create a new one.
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