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SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/33] Swap over NFS -v14
On 10/31/07, Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-10-31 at 08:50 +0000, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > On Tue, Oct 30, 2007 at 09:37:53PM -0700, David Miller wrote:
> > > Don't be misled. Swapping over NFS is just a scarecrow for the
> > > seemingly real impetus behind these changes which is network storage
> > > stuff like iSCSI.
> >
> > So can we please do swap over network storage only first? All these
> > VM bits look conceptually sane to me, while the changes to the swap
> > code to support nfs are real crackpipe material.
>
> Yeah, I know how you stand on that. I just wanted to post all this
> before going off into the woods reworking it all.
...
> > So please get the VM bits for swap over network blockdevices in first,
>
> Trouble with that part is that we don't have any sane network block
> devices atm, NBD is utter crap, and iSCSI is too complex to be called
> sane.
>
> Maybe Evgeniy's Distributed storage thingy would work, will have a look
> at that.

Andrew recently asked Evgeniy if his DST was ready for merging; to
which Evgeniy basically said yes:
http://lkml.org/lkml/2007/10/27/54

It would be great if DST could be merged; whereby addressing the fact
that NBD is lacking for net-vm. If DST were scrutinized in the
context of net-vm it should help it get the review that is needed for
merging.

Mike
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