A new openSUSE Leap 42.1 repository has been added to the list with prebuilt binaries and kernel DKMS installation support. Please follow the setup instructions here: http://www.rapiddisk.org/?incsub_wiki=rapiddisk/downloads-and-installation
Now that the latest Ubuntu 16.04 LTS release is publicly available, I have built binary DEB packages and am now hosting them for immediate download/installation. Please follow the setup instructions here: http://www.rapiddisk.org/?incsub_wiki=rapiddisk/downloads-and-installation
Updates include: Fixed libcryptsetup build error for RHEL6. Renamed rxdsk/rxcache modules. Did massive cleanup of administration utility code. Converted most (if not all) return codes to POSIX.1 error numbers. Code cleanup in RESTful API. RapidDisk volumes now show up as non-rotational. Cleaned up ioctls in both module and utilies. You can pull it from the[…]
Updates include: Cleaned up kernel module code. Fixed stack overflow bug in administration utility. Fixed error print statement in administration utility. Updated copyright years. Cleaned up build environment, including Makefiles. Fixed bug in configuring encryption on device. You can pull it from the git, yum, apt, zypp repos or download it from the SourceForge project[…]
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.