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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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