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Cohesity Assigned Patent

Concurrent access and transactions in distributed file system

Cohesity, Inc., San Jose, CA, has been assigned a patent (10,275,469) developed by Aron, Mohit, Los Altos, CA, and Shanmuganathan, Ganesha, Santa Clara, CA, for a “concurrent access and transactions in a distributed file system.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: Embodiments described herein provide techniques for maintaining consistency in a distributed system, (e.g., a distributed secondary storage system). According to one embodiment of the present disclosure, a first set of file system objects included in performing the requested file system operation is identified in response to a request to perform a file system operation. An update intent corresponding to the requested file system operation is inserted into an inode associated with each identified file system object. Each file system object corresponding to the inode is modified as specified by the update intent in that inode. After modifying the file system object corresponding to the inode, the update intent is removed from that inode.

The patent application was filed on June 20, 2017 (15/628,484).