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SubjectRe: Distributed storage. Move away from char device ioctls.
Robin Humble wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 14, 2007 at 03:07:46PM -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:
>> It is my hope that you will put your skills towards a distributed
>> filesystem :) Of the current solutions, GFS (currently in kernel)
>> scales poorly, and NFS v4.1 is amazingly bloated and overly complex.
>>
>> I've been waiting for years for a smart person to come along and write a
>> POSIX-only distributed filesystem.
>
> it's called Lustre.
> works well, scales well, is widely used, is GPL.
> sadly it's not in mainline.

Lustre is tilted far too much towards high-priced storage, and needs
improvement before it could be considered for mainline.

Jeff



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