Type: New Feature
Affects Version/s: None
Fix Version/s: None
LU-9846 describes the overstriping feature for data, which allows placing > 1 stripe per OST. This can be done with MDTs as well, for somewhat similar reasons:
"it allows more concurrency on the MDT, exceeding single-directory size limitations, directory migration/compaction, etc." (per Andreas)
This exists in limited form today, accessible with a fail loc:
Which is used in sanity test 300k to put a bunch of stripes on MDT0:
Actually doing this as a feature requires various other enabling changes, but this test shows it should be possible. It's also possible to use the method in this test to create temporary setups for benchmarking this idea to confirm it's worth pursuing.