[FoRK] Amazon S3 storage service
Kevin Elliott <
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Sat Mar 18 16:17:52 PST 2006
At 21:12 +0100 on 3/17/06, Eugen Leitl wrote:
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>On Fri, Mar 17, 2006 at 11:34:31AM -0800, Aaron Burt wrote:
>> On Thu, Mar 16, 2006 at 12:27:42PM +0100, Eugen Leitl wrote:
>> > I have never understood why nobody builds Ethernet drives. (Yes,
>> > I know, but Seagate doesn't sell them, and you pay through the
>> > nose for shelves and cases).
>> Buffalo and others sell consumer-oriented NAS boxes that run Linux. Pop
>You don't want an anemic CPU in the loop. The complexity of mapping
>a block device to Ethernet frame is low enough for an ASIC.
Hmm... Is their a protocol for that? Once you factor a heavy weight
line protocol to handle sharing the drive to multiple clients things
get a lot uglier...
Frankly, I'm not sure what your trying to gain from ethernet- if you
want mutli-user, etc. then I think your pushing what can fit on an
ASIC. And if you DON'T want that then ethernet seem excessive, and I
don't know of any wire protocols that would support your goal.
Arguing with an engineer is like wrestling with a pig in mud.
After a while, you realize the pig is enjoying it.
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