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Linux and object storage devices

Linux and object storage devices

Posted Nov 5, 2008 8:36 UTC (Wed) by jamesh (guest, #1159)
In reply to: Linux and object storage devices by dlang
Parent article: Linux and object storage devices

They probably want something that isn't quite as high level as a NAS box such as abstraction of the actual location of the file data (flash, disk, tape, etc), while not imposing a particular high level file system interface as you'd get with NFS or SMB.

It'd probably also make it easy to do things like run multiple file system hierarchies off the same object store, rather than having to worry about growing or shrinking partitions.

Lastly, this doesn't look incompatible with using ethernet to connect to the storage device: people have been running SCSI over ethernet for years with iSCSI.

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