Re: [Nbd] NBD using SDP
- To: John Leidel <john.leidel@...17...>
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- Subject: Re: [Nbd] NBD using SDP
- From: Wouter Verhelst <w@...112...>
- Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2007 16:19:28 +0200
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On Tue, Oct 16, 2007 at 07:38:59AM -0500, John Leidel wrote:
> The patches essentially allow one to take advantage of the transport
> layer RDMA capabilities of the fabric medium using the OpenFabrics
> software stack. The most common transport fabric is Infiniband,
> although Chelsio 10GbE cards also support the protocol.
> You'll probably see the most benefit when using fairly large block sizes
> as the transfer mechanisms in OpenFabrics tend to favor large messages
> [although, they are building in better support for smaller messages].
> I'm not sure what to expect if you mount swap in this manner. It would
> either give you quite a performance boost, or completely hose up the
> A more complete discussion on SDP is here:
> and here
I think you forgot to paste in a link here.
Anyway, yeah, that sounds like something useful; I'll probably integrate
this into nbd, provided I can (at the very least) get it to compile and
make it a runtime configurable option or so.
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