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Wednesday, March 11 • 11:30am - 12:20pm
A Simple, and Scalable pNFS Server For Linux - Christoph Hellwig

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The parallel NFS extensions in NFSv4.1 have seen far less deployment than the hype around them would suggest.  One big reason for that is few usefulservers have been available, and the other one are over complicated specification that are almost unimplementable.

This presentations explains the high level concepts of pNFS, and their heritage.  It continues with a detailed explanation of a Linux Kernel implementation of the pNFS block layout server, which has been kept very simple and small despite the protocol challenges.


Christoph Hellwig

Christoph Hellwig has been working with and on Linux for the last ten years, dealing with kernel-related issues much of the time. In addition he is or was involved with various other Open Source projects. After a number of smaller network administration and programming contracts he worked for Caldera's German development subsidiary on various kernel and userlevel aspects of the OpenLinux distribution. Since 2004 he has been running his own... Read More →

Wednesday March 11, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
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