Re: Lustre pNFS layout
Sachin Bhamare <sbhamare <at> panasas.com>
2012-06-13 23:38:10 GMT
On 6/13/12 4:20 PM, Rick Macklem wrote:
> Trond Myklebust wrote:
>> On Tue, 2012-06-12 at 19:08 -0400, Rick Macklem wrote:
>>> Sorin suggested I post to let everyone know that I think
>>> a Lustre pNFS layout could be useful for the FreeBSD client
>>> down the road. At this time, I can't say how quickly I
>>> will get around to implementing one, but I will definitely
>>> need a spec to work from, so I hope that Sorin will be able
>>> to do this.
>> On my side, I'm totally uninterested in a seeing a pNFS layout
>> implementation for the Linux client.
>> There is already a Lustre client out there that caters to that
>> community. Why possible interest would a pNFS client hold for anyone
>> is already drinking the Lustre Kool-Aid?
> Oops, I somehow hit "send" instead of "cancel" the last time
> Anyhow, what I was saying was that, although non-technical, I
> thought this might be relevant, since the working group would
> need to consider new layout types from time to time.
> I think I understand where Trond is coming from. In my "perfect
> client world", there would only be a couple of layout types that
> all servers supported, since that would minimize the implementation
> challenges. But, obviously, that isn't the case...
> I would like to implement the client side of layouts that will be
> most widely deployed in environments that use FreeBSD clients, but
> I have no idea what those might be. I had a vague hunch that Lustre