Hi Lars,
Yes I was aware of David Disseldorp & Mike Christie efforts to upstream the patches from a while back ago. I understand there will be a move away from the SUSE target_mod_rbd to support a more generic device handling but do not know what the current status of this work is. We have made a couple of tweaks to target_mod_rbd to support some issues with found with hyper-v which could be of use, we would be glad to help in any way. We will be moving to Jewel soon, but are still using Hammer simply because we did not have time to test it well. In our project we try to focus on HA clustered iSCSI only and make it easy to setup and use. Drbd will not give a scale-out solution.
I will look into github, maybe it will help us in the future.

Cheers /maged

From: "Lars Marowsky-Bree" <l...@suse.com>
Sent: Monday, October 17, 2016 4:21 PM
To: <ceph-users@lists.ceph.com>
Subject: Re: [ceph-users] new Open Source Ceph based iSCSI SAN project

On 2016-10-17T13:37:29, Maged Mokhtar <mmokh...@petasan.org> wrote:

Hi Maged,

glad to see our patches caught your attention. You're aware that they
are being upstreamed by David Disseldorp and Mike Christie, right? You
don't have to uplift patches from our backported SLES kernel ;-)

Also, curious why you based this on Hammer; SUSE Enterprise Storage at
this point is based on Jewel. Did you experience any problems with the
older release? The newer one has important fixes.

Is this supposed to be a separate product/project forever? I mean, there
are several management frontends for Ceph at this stage gaining the
iSCSI functionality.

And, lastly, if all I wanted to build was an iSCSI target and not expose
the rest of Ceph's functionality, I'd probably build it around drbd9.

But glad to see the iSCSI frontend is gaining more traction. We have
many customers in the field deploying it successfully with our support

OK, not quite lastly - could you be convinced to make the source code
available in a bit more convenient form? I doubt that's the preferred
form of distribution for development ;-) A GitHub repo maybe?


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