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Re: [Linux-cluster] Enhancing the linux clustering capabilty



On 2008-09-13T10:28:55, Mehul Chadha <mehulc87 gmail com> wrote:

> Hi,
>       We are a group of 3 students doing their graduation in computer
> science and are interested in contributing to the clustering capability in
> linux. We have been reading about dragonfly BSD as a strong contender for
> clustering OS's. The 2 notable implementation in kernel space of dragonfly
> BSD are the syslink protocol basically which looks after the resource
> management in the cluster and hence keeps the cluster glued together and the
> cache coherence management which allows a number of processes running in
> different systems to have read and write to different portions of the same
> file at the same time. We were thinking of implementing the same feature set
> in linux kernel . We would be thankful if we can have some suggestions and
> advice from your side.

In Linux, we have the protocol in user-space (provided by openAIS), and
the concurrent & cache-coherent file access is managed by GFS2 or
OCFS2.

I'd be interested to learn if there is anything on Dragonfly which Linux
misses.


Regards,
    Lars

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