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Re: Vinum and alike...

To: Matthew Dillon <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: Hiten Pandya <hmp@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2003 04:54:11 +0100

Matthew Dillon wrote:

:Have you looked at RaidFrame, which is present in 5.x? I heard rumours :that RaidFrame is much better than Vinum in terms of performance.

    Moving RaidFrame and/or Vinum to userland under DragonFly would be an
    extremely interesting and useful project, not so much because you
    would want to run them in userland, but in order to build and prove
    out a userland infrastructure for DEV that is robust (e.g. survives
    someone killing the user process!).  I should have DEV converted into
    a message-passing subsystem early next week (it's the next thing on my

    Such a project would make an excellent undergrad paper.  In fact, it
    would make an excellent Grad project as well.  There are simply a ton
    of things that could be investigated.


Beware! :-)

	Last time I tried to run RaidFrame on FreeBSD 5.x, it was
	extremely unstable.  It panic'ed and done a lot of obscure
	things.  JFYI.

-- Hiten

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