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Date:	Sat, 15 Sep 2007 09:56:33 -0400
From:	Robin Humble <rjh@...a.utoronto.ca>
To:	Jeff Garzik <jeff@...zik.org>
Cc:	Evgeniy Polyakov <johnpol@....mipt.ru>, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Distributed storage. Move away from char device ioctls.

On Fri, Sep 14, 2007 at 03:07:46PM -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:
>It is my hope that you will put your skills towards a distributed 
>filesystem :)  Of the current solutions, GFS (currently in kernel) 
>scales poorly, and NFS v4.1 is amazingly bloated and overly complex.
>
>I've been waiting for years for a smart person to come along and write a 
>POSIX-only distributed filesystem.

it's called Lustre.
works well, scales well, is widely used, is GPL.
sadly it's not in mainline.

cheers,
robin
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