Is pools functionality required in custom RBS provider

Apr 22, 2011 at 12:10 PM


I am going to implement custom rbs provider for some external system. The question is if it's required to implement RBS provider pool operations? Or may I ignore pools in my provider.

For example i will have provider witch has empty pool related methods (create, delete pool). For store and retreive binary i will use only BlobId and will ignore pool id. For enumeration blobs i will enumerate all blobs i have in the storage (not depending on pool id). Are there some downlides in this case? I understand that in this case maintainer will run for all blobs i have in external storage but it's not critical for me. Is there any other downsides of ignoring pools?

Thanks beforehand for any suggestions.