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

Chris BeHanna chris at behanna.org
Mon Apr 28 17:11:55 UTC 2014

On Apr 28, 2014, at 12:05 PM, Edward Tomasz Napierała <trasz at freebsd.org> wrote:

> Wiadomość napisana przez Chris BeHanna w dniu 28 kwi 2014, o godz. 18:24:
>> On Apr 28, 2014, at 11:08 AM, Bram Vandoren <bram.vandoren at ster.kuleuven.be> wrote:
>>> The amount of people waiting for yet another method to access their cluster file system is probably limited.
>> 	LANL, LLNL, Sandia, every major oil & gas exploration company, large weather simulation centers, financial modelers, and let us not forget movie and TV CGI studios.
>> 	Yup, pretty limited.  :-)
>> 	pNFS is pretty much *the* standard going forward for accessing large object-based (OSD) storage volumes.  At least it was when I made a living in that space.
> Does that mean the OSD - as in, the SCSI standard - is finally starting to gain some traction?

	There have been OSD-based commercial file systems in production for more than ten years now, in all of the fields I mentioned above.

	How closely this tracks with the standard is something I would have to leave to someone else to address.

Chris BeHanna
chris at behanna.org

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