|| ||Boaz Harrosh <email@example.com>|
|| ||James Bottomley <James.Bottomley@HansenPartnership.com>,
open-osd ml <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|| ||[PATCHSET 00/18] open-osd: OSD Initiator library for 2.6.29|
|| ||Tue, 06 Jan 2009 16:04:55 +0200|
|| ||Andrew Morton <email@example.com>|
|| ||Article, Thread
OSD (Object-Based Storage Device) is a T10 SCSI command set that is designed
to provide efficient operation of input/output logical units that manage the
allocation, placement, and accessing of variable-size data-storage containers,
called objects. Objects are intended to contain operating system and application
constructs. Each object has associated attributes attached to it, which are
integral part of the object and provide metadata about the object. The standard
defines some common obligatory attributes, but user attributes can be added as
Whats new from last time:
- rename attribute's "page" member to "attr_page" so not to confuse with
struct page. As suggested by Andrew Morton.
The patches are cut over scsi-misc-2.6-5db524b but apply cleanly over
linus-238c6d5 and are intended for the 2.6.29 merge window.
To try out and run the library please visit
http://open-osd.org and follow the instructions there.
The submitted patchset is also available via git at:
here is the list of patches:
[PATCH 01/18] major.h: char-major number for OSD device driver
Request for a new char-device major number
[PATCH 02/18] scsi: OSD_TYPE
The OSD scsi type constant definition.
[PATCH 03/18] libosd: OSDv1 Headers
[PATCH 04/18] libosd: OSDv1 preliminary implementation
Most basic, but usable library module (libosd.ko) including
[PATCH 05/18] osd_uld: OSD scsi ULD
[PATCH 06/18] osd_uld: API for retrieving osd devices from Kernel
[PATCH 07/18] osd_ktests: Add basic OSD tests
These patches add a scsi ULD for OSD type devices. Please see
commit logs for details.
[PATCH 08/18] libosd: attributes Support
[PATCH 09/18] osd_ktests: Test Attribute lists
[PATCH 10/18] libosd: OSD Security processing stubs
[PATCH 12/18] libosd: Add Flush and List-objects support
[PATCH 12/18] libosd: Not implemented commands
[PATCH 13/18] libosd: OSD version 2 Support
[PATCH 14/18] libosd: OSDv2 auto detection
[PATCH 15/18] libosd: SCSI/OSD Sense decoding support
Up to here this is a fairly complete body of work, to support
both OSD1 and OSD2 targets. Main pieces that are still missing
from the library at this point are: The OSD2 capabilities structure,
do to lack of an OSD target that supports it, so it was never tested.
And the absence of any OSD-security methods other then NO_SECURITY.
These will come in future versions.
[PATCH 16/18] osd: Documentation for OSD library
Some reading about OSD in general and further usability instructions.
Please comment on anything missing from this document.
[PATCH 17/18] osd: Kconfig file for in-tree builds
[PATCH 18/18] scsi: Add osd library to build system
The in-tree compilation is only enabled at the end of the patchset.
Run your favorite configure-tool to enable the library and osd_uld
compilation. Default is off.
The patchset is however fully bisectable, and compilable from the beginning,
(by applying these 2 patches first).
The open-osd team
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