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Re: nbd-server

From: wouter
Subject: Re: nbd-server
Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 01:35:28 +0200 (CEST)

On Fri, 28 Sep 2001, Roland McGrath wrote:

> The code is in the Hurd development CVS repository (in libstore/nbd.c).
> See http://savannah.gnu.org/projects/hurd/ for how to access that.

OK, but what I actually meant to ask was whether I need to apply some
patches to nbd-client or nbd-server to make it work with The Hurd.

We'll probably need to change the "#inclue <linux/nbd.h>" in cliserv.h to
something saner, but is there something else that needs to be done?

> But I wouldn't recommend that you try this code unless you are already
> comfortable with compiling the Hurd and have (successful) experience with
> running your own Hurd.

I did not intend to do that; I only wanted to inform Pavel Machek of this 
port. But for that, I needed this information...

> nbd cannot currently be used for paging on the Hurd.  (We only support
> paging to portions of local disk, including files on disk.)  But the issues
> are well-understood here and we already know what implementation work is
> required to make it possible to do paging over the network in general.
> (i.e., if we did the work necessary to e.g. page to NFS files, that would
> also make it possible to use nbd for paging.)

OK, thanks.

wouter dot verhelst at advalvas in Belgium

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