[openstack-dev] [cinder] Anyone Using the Open Solaris ZFS Driver?

Monty Taylor mordred at inaugust.com
Mon Nov 24 17:53:27 UTC 2014

On 11/24/2014 10:14 AM, Drew Fisher wrote:
> On 11/17/14 10:27 PM, Duncan Thomas wrote:
>> Is the new driver drop-in compatible with the old one? IF not, can
>> existing systems be upgraded to the new driver via some manual steps, or
>> is it basically a completely new driver with similar functionality?

Possibly none of my business- but if the current driver is actually just
flat broken, then upgrading from it to the new solaris ZFS driver seems
unlikely to be possibly, simply because the from case is broken.

> The driver in san/solaris.py focuses entirely on iSCSI.  I don't think
> existing systems can be upgraded manually but I've never really tried.
> We started with a clean slate for Solaris 11 and Cinder and added local
> ZFS support for single-system and demo rigs along with a fibre channel
> and iSCSI drivers.
> The driver is publically viewable here:
> https://java.net/projects/solaris-userland/sources/gate/content/components/openstack/cinder/files/solaris/zfs.py
> Please note that this driver is based on Havana.  We know it's old and
> we're working to get it updated to Juno right now.  I can try to work
> with my team to get a blueprint filed and start working on getting it
> integrated into trunk.
> -Drew
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