RFC: using ceph as a backend for an NFSv4.1 pNFS server

Ivan Voras ivoras at freebsd.org
Mon Apr 28 15:53:50 UTC 2014

On 26/04/2014 21:47, Rick Macklem wrote:

> Any other comments w.r.t. this would be appreciated, including
> generic stuff like "we couldn't care less about pNFS" or technical
> details/opinions.
> Thanks in advance for any feedback, rick
> ps: I'm no where near committing to do this at this point and
>     I do realize that even completing the ceph port to FreeBSD
>     might be beyond my limited resources.

What functionality from ceph would pNFS really need? Would pNFS need to
be implemented with a single back-end storage like ceph or could it be
modular? (I don't have much experience here but it looks like HDFS is
becoming popular for some big-data applications).

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