[openstack-dev] [Manila] Ceph native driver for manila

Danny Al-Gaaf danny.al-gaaf at bisect.de
Wed Mar 4 14:33:41 UTC 2015

Am 04.03.2015 um 15:18 schrieb Csaba Henk:
> Hi Danny,
> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Danny Al-Gaaf" <danny.al-gaaf at bisect.de>
>> To: "Deepak Shetty" <dpkshetty at gmail.com>
>> Cc: "OpenStack Development Mailing List (not for usage questions)" <openstack-dev at lists.openstack.org>,
>> ceph-devel at vger.kernel.org
>> Sent: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 3:05:46 PM
>> Subject: Re: [openstack-dev] [Manila] Ceph native driver for manila
> ...
>> Another level of indirection. I really like the approach of filesystem
>> passthrough ... the only critical question is if virtfs/p9 is still
>> supported in some way (and the question if not: why?).
> That "only" seems to be a biggie, isn't it?

Yes, it is.

> We -- Red Hat -- considered a similar, virtfs based driver for GlusterFS
> but we dropped that plan exactly for virtfs being abandonware.
> As far as I know it was meant to be a research project, and providing
> a fairly well working POC it was concluded -- but Deepak knows more of
> the story.

Would like to understand why it was abandoned. I see the need of
filesystem passthrough in the area of virtualization. Is there another
solution available?


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