iSCSI and clustering with FreeBSD

Peter Ross Peter.Ross at
Thu Jun 5 05:43:25 PDT 2003

On Sun, 20 Apr 2003, Kip Macy wrote:

> .. I
> see a number of things that FreeBSD really needs to be on equal footing
> that I would like to see get going and would like to contribute towards,
> but realize that I don't have the time to do it myself and still pay my
> mortgage. I'm wondering if people are interested in getting together, or
> are simply too busy to do anything but bemoan their absence.

I was fired weeks ago so I have some time left;-)

And I am a little bit tired of systems administration. After years of
reading kernel code (last year especially Linux NFS :-( it would be my
first kernel coding.

I can imagine to do some work related to FreeBSD clustering. Especially
no. 1 sounds interesting.

> 1) Shared storage: iscsi initiator
> A while back, I signed up to write an iscsi initiator. After having
> written an iscsi target, I now realize that I don't have the time to 
> write an initiator by myself (at least not unpaid). 
> Time required for development: 3 man months 

I found:

Nate Lawson <nate at> on freebsd-scsi ( Fri, 28 Mar 2003)

> .. Since there is no public iSCSI implementation for FreeBSD, I
> have to assume you are using the wrong mailing list.

I assume you have more information? What's already done? Is someone else 
working on it?


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