Re: [Patch v2 2/3] Drivers: hv: add Azure Blob driver
From: Wei Liu
Date: Mon Jun 28 2021 - 13:39:07 EST
On Mon, Jun 28, 2021 at 07:12:40PM +0200, Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult wrote:
> On 26.06.21 08:30, longli@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > From: Long Li <longli@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Azure Blob storage provides scalable and durable data storage for Azure.
> > (https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/storage/blobs/)
> It's a bit hard to quickly find out the exact semantics of that (w/o fully
> reading the library code ...). :(
> > This driver adds support for accelerated access to Azure Blob storage. As an
> > alternative to REST APIs, it provides a fast data path that uses host native
> > network stack and secure direct data link for storage server access.
> I don't think that yet another misc device with some very specific API
> is a good thing. We should have a more generic userland interface.
> Maybe a file system ?
This can already be done if I'm not mistaken:
> OTOH, I've been considering adding other kind of blob stores (eg. venti
> and similar things) and inventing an own subsys for that, so we'd have
> some more universal interface. Unfortunately always been busy with other
> Maybe we should go that route instead of introducing yet another device
> specific uapi.
This work of course does not preclude anyone from going that route.
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> Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult
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