The sudden popularity over NAND Flash has spelled doom for traditional magnetic Hard Disk Drives (HDD). For years we have been hearing how HDDs are reaching the end of their life. We have also heard the same about Tape drives, long before that. Although, it would seem that the prediction on HDDs may become a[…]
Small update: The code has been modified to build for the 4.4 kernel. This has been tested with RC2. You can pull it from the git repo or download it from the SourceForge project page.
It had been years since I installed Suse Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) for development and testing purposes. I want to say that the last time I dabbled with SLES was when version 9.3 was released in 2005. This was shortly after Novell had acquired the distribution and it would seem, that it was shortly before[…]
I pushed it into the mainline last Sunday. Yes, I know, I am a bit late with this announcement. Forcing rxdsk driver to do the drive enumeration. Removed functionality from administration utility. Appropriately initializing major number variable to 0 before registering block device module. Administration utility now checks for sysfs entry of rxdsk and not[…]
In recent years, the idea of software defined anything has really taken the technology industry by storm. This includes Software Defined Storage (or SDS) and Software Defined Networks (or SDN), but what does it all mean and how has this altered our perception of how to build the datacenter? The idea behind software defined[…]
I pushed it into the mainline earlier today. Added ability to autoload RapidDisk volumes during module insertion. Fixed bug in RapidDisk (volatile) volume size definition across 32 to 64 bit types. Making use of BIT() macro in the driver. Removed RapidDisk-NV support. It was redundant with the recently kernel integrated pmem code. You can pull[…]
I pushed it into the mainline earlier this morning. Updated code for the 4.3 kernel. Cleaned up the main Makefile. Cleaned up entire driver code. Adjusted formatting. You can pull it from the git repo or download it from the SourceForge project page.
I just added a ZYpp repository with prebuilt RPM packages for openSUSE 13. You can read more about repo setup and installation here. Also hosted are Red Hat / CentOS 6 & 7 YUM repos and an Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS APT repo.
I pushed it into the mainline earlier this morning. Replaced procfs management to sysfs. Identified & corrected a couple of memory leaks. Massive code cleanup (intended for kernel submission). Minor code optimizations (slight performance improvements). You can pull it from the git repo or download it from the SourceForge project page.
I was recently engaged in a similar discussion which reminded me of a situation in which I truly learned to appreciate Linux enabled technologies. Now, I could get all nostalgic and say, that it was so and so year and this was happening in my life but truth be told, it was one specific event[…]