[pve-devel] new plugin architecture for storage modules

Dietmar Maurer dietmar at proxmox.com
Wed May 23 09:21:03 CEST 2012

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alexandre DERUMIER [mailto:aderumier at odiso.com]
> Sent: Mittwoch, 23. Mai 2012 08:40
> To: Dietmar Maurer
> Cc: pve-devel at pve.proxmox.com
> Subject: Re: new plugin architecture for storage modules
> Oh great, good job !
> I'll look at it and try to implement my nexenta plugin.

Seems nexenta license is not compatible :-/

> Also I'm currently testing ceph/rados block with some ceph users,seem to
> works fine and easy to implement. (no kernel module need,on qemu-kvm
> with librbd).
> Ceph community is nice and very helpfull and I'm also in contact with Intank,
> the new company of ceph creator.
> Rados block is stable now (and commercialy supported),so I think I'll do a
> plugin module too.
> What do you think about it ?

I am confused. That is only the client side? A storage only makes sense if
one can also run a server. But ceph server is not stable in our kernel? 

> For Ceph, I need to build pve-qemu-kvm with librdb , libraries are available
> on a official ceph debian repository (squeeze and wheezy) (basicly we need 3
> packages, librbd-dev for build, then librbd and ceph-common (tools)
> packages) What is the best way to include them in proxmox ? add ceph
> repository to proxmox ? or adding ceph packages in proxmox git ?

How stable are those packages (how many updates per year)? I guess we can copy 
them to our repository if really needed.

- Dietmar

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