|From:||Vladislav Bolkhovitin <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|To:||scst-devel <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com|
|Subject:||[ANNOUNCE]: Released version 2.0.0 of SCST core, target drivers iSCSI-SCST, qla2x00t (QLogic FC), ib_srpt (InfiniBand SRP) and scst_local as well as scstadmin utility and fileio_tgt user space backend handler|
|Date:||Tue, 21 Dec 2010 21:36:42 +0300|
|Cc:||firstname.lastname@example.org, Richard Sharpe <email@example.com>, Bart Van Assche <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Mark Buechler <email@example.com>|
I'm glad to announce stable release 2.0.0 of SCST core, target drivers for iSCSI (iSCSI-SCST), QLogic Fibre Channel 22xx/23xx/24xx/25xx (qla2x00t), InfiniBand SRP (ib_srpt), scst_local as well as scstadmin management utility and fileio_tgt user space backend handler. SCST is an alternative implementation of SCSI target subsystem for Linux. It provides unified, consistent interface between SCSI target drivers and Linux kernel as well as between Linux kernel and storage backend handlers, connecting target drivers with real or emulated storage backend. SCST allows creation of sophisticated storage devices, which provide advanced functionality, like replication, thin provisioning, deduplication, high availability, automatic backup, etc. Another class of such devices are Virtual Tape Libraries (VTL) as well as other disk-based backup solutions. SCST created devices not limited by IP network interface only, but they can use any link supporting SCSI-style data exchange, including Fibre Channel, SAS and parallel SCSI. It might well be that your favorite storage appliance running SCST in the firmware. Target driver scst_local allows access to devices that are exported via SCST directly on the same Linux system that they are exported from. It makes no assumptions in the code about the device types on the target, so any device handlers that you load in SCST will be visible, including tapes and so forth. Additionally, it allows creation of fully functional target drivers in user space. Scstadmin utility allows to configure SCST, including its target drivers and backend handlers, from config file, store live SCST configuration in config file as well as detect and apply changes in the config file on live SCST system. More info about SCST core and modules you can find on: - SCST core: http://scst.sourceforge.net - iSCSI target driver iSCSI-SCST: http://iscsi-scst.sourceforge.net/index.html - QLogic 22xx/23xx/24xx/25xx Fibre Channel target driver: http://scst.sourceforge.net/target_qla2x00t.html - InfiniBand SRP: http://scst.sourceforge.net/target_srp.html - scst_local: http://scst.sourceforge.net/target_local.html - fileio_tgt backend handler: http://scst.sourceforge.net/handler_fileio_tgt.html. You can download SCST core and modules from http://scst.sourceforge.net/downloads.html. Thanks to all who made it happen, especially to Bart Van Assche for ib_srpt development and a lot of other SCST activities, Mark Buechler for great scstadmin tool and Richard Sharpe for scst_local! Vlad -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in the body of a message to firstname.lastname@example.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/
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