I was cleaning up around my desk in my home office and came across this little piece of storage technology. It is a 4 Gigabyte Pocket Drive. Yes, it is a spinning magnetic external disk drive. This was the disk drive used when developing and testing the RapidCache component of the RapidDisk suite on my[…]
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.
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[…]
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.
Many big names in the storage industry have been jumping on the Ceph train. And why shouldn’t they? It does it all. Well, almost. Originally developed by Inktank and later acquired by Red Hat, Ceph is a software-defined scale-out data storage solution. It supports Object, Block, and File storage. It also exposes a RESTful API[…]
I pushed it into the mainline earlier this morning. Fixed memory leak and an exit on failure before removing mutex during a procfs read. Added RESTful test file to test API from CLI. Integrated encryption support via dm-crypt. Enabled RPM builds for Red Hat / CentOS 6 & 7. Enabled RapidDisk YUM repo for Red[…]