Client? Server? Please correct me if I'm wrong but should there be a
distinction? My understanding of CXFS was that there were enhancements made
to XFS to cupport concurrent access to a storage pool via a SAN. To do
this, you'd need locking/recovery, and some way to ensure that metadata
changes were visible to all the servers that had the same filesystem
mounted. Where does a client fit into all of this?
[mailto:linux-xfs-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Tierney, Craig
Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2002 11:59 AM
To: 'Ray Muno '; 'Steve Lord '
Cc: 'N. Richard Solis '; 'linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx '
Subject: RE: Clustered XFS?
SGI demoed the linux client at SC2002. The server though is still not
ready. I think the person I talked to said 'in 6 months' but I could
be off there.
From: Ray Muno
To: Steve Lord
Cc: N. Richard Solis; linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: 12/5/02 12:13 PM
Subject: Re: Clustered XFS?
The promise of a Linux client has been out there as long as CXFS has
around as far as I recall. When is it going to materialize?
It has seemed strange to me that SGI can Support Solaris and Windows NT
with this environment but Linux support has never been made available.
On Thu, Dec 05, 2002 at 10:50:47AM -0600, Steve Lord wrote:
> On Thu, 2002-12-05 at 10:43, N. Richard Solis wrote:
> > Is anyone working on adding clustering/SAN support to XFS on Linux?
> > I was looking at the GFS software from Sistina and the OpenGFS
> > wondering if it's possible to merge the codebases of XFS and OpenGFS
> > provide the clustering functionality on XFS. Am I crazy?
> Go look for CXFS on SGI's home page. There will be something available
> for Linux, but it will not be open source, and what parts of it are
> available for hardware other than SGI's is under discussion.
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