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Linux and object storage devices

Linux and object storage devices

Posted Nov 4, 2008 23:56 UTC (Tue) by dlang (subscriber, #313)
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it sounds as if they need to go to the SCSI target code and implement a OSD mode for it that then stores the files on a 'normal' local filesystem.

this would let any linux box with the appropriate interface act as a OSD device, allowing for solid experimentation on both sides of the interface.

putting the filesystem layout code on the storage device raises a _lot_ of questions about reliability and performance. it also prevents trying different layouts.

it will also make it very hard for RAID to be used on such devices.

I really don't expect this to be the wave of the future, but anything can happen.

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