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Re: RFC: configuration file for storing persistent FCoE information



Jeremy Katz (katzj redhat com) said: 
> > > This is not a net filesystem, this is simple an external disk, just like
> > > a disk in an usb enclosure. The fact that it uses a network plug does not
> > > make it a network device. Anyways I'll write this down as a vote for
> > > just mark them as _netdev (a solution I'm fine with by the way).
> > 
> > It is a filesystem that goes "poof" if you down the link or yank the
> > cable; from a practical standpoint, that's a network filesystem.
> 
> The filesystem on your USB disk goes "poof" if you yank the cable too...
> 
> So does the filesystem on your large RAID array when someone
> accidentally pulls the scsi cable off the back of porkchop when rewiring
> another machine.  Not that _that_ has ever happened ;-)

Yes, but downing the network link or losing the network cable is
a *network* event; it behaves exactly the same as a iSCSI or NFS
filesystem in this regard, and the same precautions need taken if
you have a FCoE block device.

Bill


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