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Re: [Linux-cluster] compile gnbd-kernel error



On Mon, 2009-06-08 at 15:32 +0700, Fajar A. Nugraha wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 3:27 PM, Jin-Shan Tseng<tsengjs gmail com> wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 2:52 PM, Fabio M. Di Nitto <fdinitto redhat com>
> > wrote:
> >>
> >> gnbd has not been ported to any kernel > 2.6.27 because it's been
> >> deprecated upstream.
> >>
> >> Fabio
> >
> > Hi Fabio,
> > Thanks for your reply. :)
> > I'll use nbd instead.
> 
> This is interesting.
> What is the currently recommended method to use for exporting
> block-device via TCP/IP? nbd? iscsi? use whatever works?
> 

There was a short thread discussing this same issue in November when we
announced GNDB deprecation:

http://www.redhat.com/archives/cluster-devel/2008-November/msg00062.html

in short, iscsi/aoe/nbd and others are recognized as defacto standard
protocols and supported by different vendors. It makes no sense to carry
around yet another network block device protocol/implementation that is
not even standard.

A lot of people had great deal of success using iSCSI. I personally used
AOE for testing for a long time with very little issues.

Fabio


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