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SubjectRe: More on Linux and iSCSI [info, not flame :)]

Oliver et al.

This self extracting file contains the firmware and software for the
upgrading to 0.8 iSCSI specification.

I own this product, and have to install RH 7.1 w/ 2.4.2 kernels to use and
test with it.

How about equal time for all?

Now to be fair, I am not looking to have Intel take any heat.
I have already gotten abused over my issue, and it roles off.


Andre Hedrick, CTO & Founder
iSCSI Software Solutions Provider

PS Thanks for the Advertising Minute!
PSS You are welcome Intel for the Advertising Minute!

On Fri, 10 Jan 2003, Andre Hedrick wrote:

> On Fri, 10 Jan 2003, Oliver Xymoron wrote:
> > On Fri, Jan 10, 2003 at 10:36:50PM -0500, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> > > So I thought I would inject some info into the discussion. :)
> > >
> > > Oliver Xymoron (and others?) mentioned that one could do iSCSI in
> > > userspace. Well, Intel has code at
> > >
> >
> > The included userspace server is largely proof-of-concept code and
> > could do with a fair amount of rounding out. Things this could use to
> > make it interesting:
> >
> > - authentication
> > - run-time configuration
> > - ability to serve from files and block devices (MD, LVM, crypto-loop)
> > - ability to serve from /dev/sgX interfaces with native SCSI (tapes, CDRW..)
> >
> > Don't know what the state of interop with other initiators is though.
> >
> > I'll also point out that for many Linux<->Linux purposes, nbd is a workable
> > substitute.
> You are so correct in the Linux<->Linux model, but remember the other OS
> has the dominate market space. I have proof of interoperability. Better
> yet I have performance proof without the ability to control the benchmark
> environment. IIRC that reference is set at version 6.
> The market space has version 7,8,9,11,12,13,16,18,19 working group
> varitions. So please anyone who wants to compete, I welcome the
> challenge. Do not forget the hardware, OS license investments.
> Oh and Intel's Pro1000 T Storage Adaptor is a joy to work with, and you
> all can try to figure it out on your own. Oh and be sure the take notice
> the list of TOE's that do it sideways. All OS' mixing between ALL OS' is
> the challenge.
> Do not forget the other dozen or so RFC docs to support the entire
> picture.
> Cheers,
> Andre Hedrick, CTO & Founder
> iSCSI Software Solutions Provider
> PS Thanks for the Advertising Minute!

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