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From: Bart Van Assche <Bart.VanAssche@wdc.com>
To: "James.Bottomley@HansenPartnership.com"
	<James.Bottomley@HansenPartnership.com>,
	"tytso@mit.edu" <tytso@mit.edu>,
	"willy@infradead.org" <willy@infradead.org>
Cc: "linux-scsi@vger.kernel.org" <linux-scsi@vger.kernel.org>,
	"linux-mm@kvack.org" <linux-mm@kvack.org>,
	"linux-block@vger.kernel.org" <linux-block@vger.kernel.org>,
	"lsf-pc@lists.linux-foundation.org"
	<lsf-pc@lists.linux-foundation.org>,
	"linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org" <linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [Lsf-pc] [LSF/MM TOPIC] A high-performance userspace block driver
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2018 23:57:45 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <1516147064.2844.66.camel@wdc.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1516145316.14734.11.camel@HansenPartnership.com>

On Tue, 2018-01-16 at 15:28 -0800, James Bottomley wrote:
> On Tue, 2018-01-16 at 18:23 -0500, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> > On Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 06:52:40AM -0800, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> > > 
> > > 
> > > I see the improvements that Facebook have been making to the nbd
> > > driver, and I think that's a wonderful thing.  Maybe the outcome of
> > > this topic is simply: "Shut up, Matthew, this is good enough".
> > > 
> > > It's clear that there's an appetite for userspace block devices;
> > > not for swap devices or the root device, but for accessing data
> > > that's stored in that silo over there, and I really don't want to
> > > bring that entire mess of CORBA / Go / Rust / whatever into the
> > > kernel to get to it, but it would be really handy to present it as
> > > a block device.
> > 
> > ... and using iSCSI was too painful and heavyweight.
> 
> From what I've seen a reasonable number of storage over IP cloud
> implementations are actually using AoE.  The argument goes that the
> protocol is about ideal (at least as compared to iSCSI or FCoE) and the
> company behind it doesn't seem to want to add any more features that
> would bloat it.

Has anyone already looked into iSER, SRP or NVMeOF over rdma_rxe over the
loopback network driver? I think all three driver stacks support zero-copy
receiving, something that is not possible with iSCSI/TCP nor with AoE.

Bart.

  reply	other threads:[~2018-01-16 23:57 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-01-16 14:52 Matthew Wilcox
2018-01-16 23:04 ` Viacheslav Dubeyko
2018-01-16 23:23 ` Theodore Ts'o
2018-01-16 23:28   ` [Lsf-pc] " James Bottomley
2018-01-16 23:57     ` Bart Van Assche [this message]
2018-01-17  0:41 ` Bart Van Assche
2018-01-17  2:49 ` Ming Lei
2018-01-17 21:21   ` Matthew Wilcox
2018-01-22 12:02     ` Mike Rapoport
2018-01-22 12:18     ` Ming Lei
2018-01-18  5:27 ` Figo.zhang

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