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Re: [Linux-cluster] Re: [ANNOUNCE] OpenSSI 1.0.0 released!!



On Sun, 1 Aug 2004, Kevin P. Fleming wrote:

> Daniel Phillips wrote:
> 
> > On Saturday 31 July 2004 12:00, Walker, Bruce J wrote:
> > 
> >>In the 2.4 implementation, providing this one capability by
> >>leveraging devfs was quite economic, efficient and has been very stable.
> > 
> > 
> > I wonder if device-mapper (slightly hacked) wouldn't be a better approach for 
> > 2.6+.
> 
> It appeared from the original posting that their "cluster-wide devfs" 
> actually supported all types of device nodes, not just block devices. I 
> don't know whether accessing a character device on another node would 
> ever be useful, but certainly using device-mapper wouldn't help for that 
> case.

Does the reduced function 2.6 devfs still have what's needed?
If it does then you should have a fair amount of breathing space.



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