Re: [PATCH] pnfs: Automatically select blocks & objects layouts

From: Peng Tao
Date: Thu Aug 11 2011 - 19:47:44 EST

On Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 6:13 AM, Jim Rees <rees@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Boaz Harrosh wrote:
> ÂWhat about the below? based on v3.1-rc1
> Â----
> ÂFrom: Boaz Harrosh <bharrosh@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> ÂSubject: [PATCH] pnfs: Automatically select blocks & objects layouts
> ÂJust like files-layout, blocks & objects layouts are part of the
> ÂNFS 4.1 protocol and should be automatically selected if NFS_4_1
> Âis selected. The small problem is that these depend on other
> ÂKernel support being present, while files only depends on NFS
> Âitself.
> ÂThis patch removes from the user choice the presence of objects
> Âand blocks layout. But makes sure these are selected only if
> Âthe depended subsystems are present in the Kernel.
> ÂSigned-off-by: Boaz Harrosh <bharrosh@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Acked-by: Jim Rees <rees@xxxxxxxxx>
> I think this is what we want. ÂThere is no point allowing the user to pick
> and choose various layout drivers. ÂIf they have selected nfs4.1 they should
> get all the layout drivers their kernel will support, based on the
> dependencies.
I agree automatically selecting is more reasonable.
Acked-by: Peng Tao <peng_tao@xxxxxxx>

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