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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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