Fun with HAST and inter-host connections

Frank Leonhardt frank2 at
Thu Aug 31 14:41:33 UTC 2017

On 31/08/2017 13:07, Uwe Laverenz wrote:
> Hi,
> Am 30.08.2017 um 23:40 schrieb Frank Leonhardt:
>> Thoughts anyone? In particular, is the USB 3.1 idea crazy? And is 
>> anyone else crazy enough to be trying the same thing?
> 5) 1Gb ethernet and multipathing: use 2 or more interfaces for iSCSI.

The problem with link aggregation is that you need lots of 1Gb Ethernet 
cards and run out PCI slots pretty quickly. Or are you suggesting 
multiple targets bound to a particular interface? Not a bad idea, but 
the same applies to slots, and you're also limited to 1Gb unless it 
happens to spread across devices.

The PCIe is also going to be a bottleneck, but I'm ignoring this for now.

What I really want is the fastest way to connect to boxes using IP 
(preferably). A geom class using some other hardware might be the best 
way, but I don't want to launch in to writing one if there's an easy way.

Regards, Frank.

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