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SubjectRe: [dm-devel] Re: [RFC][PATCH] dm-cache: block level disk cache target for device mapper
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On Sat, 2006-12-02 at 13:28 -0500, Ming Zhao wrote:
> On 12/1/06, Ming Zhang <blackmagic02881@gmail.com> wrote:
> > like to see this idea but any similarity with
> > http://www.ele.uri.edu/Research/hpcl/STICS/stics.pdf?
> >
> > STICS is patent pending so not sure if kernel can be free to merge this
> > dm-cache.
>
> I like the idea of STICS, an efficient bridge between SCSI and IP. But
> I think its only similarity with dm-cache is the use of nonvolatile
> caching.
>
> Dm-cache is a generic block-level disk cache that supports a variety
> of SAN technologies and is not tied to any particular one.
>


great. as long as you are aware of this and can find the difference,
then fine.

>
> Best regards,
> Ming Zhao

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