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Re: [Cluster-devel] RE: [Linux-cluster] Announce: GNBD 2.99.13 release



On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 03:42:38PM +0100, Fabio M. Di Nitto wrote:
> On Tue, 18 Nov 2008, Ray Burkholder wrote:
> 
> >>as of today GNBD has been removed from cluster.git master
> >>branch and made into a standalone, community driven, project
> >>and it will not be part of cluster-2.99.xx (and higher) releases.
> >>
> >>The main reason for splitting, and somehow sign the
> >>end-of-life of GNBD is that there are many, more powerful and
> >>recognized standard technologies out there that should be
> >>used in place of GNBD.
> >>
> >
> >Would you be able to provide some information on what you forsee to be the
> >'more powerful and recognized standard technologies'?
> 
> iSCSI, AOE and probably others that are recognized by hw vendors as 
> standard protocol for their products.

I'd just add that if there's still a niche for gnbd for some reason, then
the best path forward is to enhance nbd in the upstream kernel as a
replacement.


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