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Re: [Xen-devel] iscsi

> > Is this relevant or do I have the wrong end of the stick?
> What you're saying sounds exactly right. Plus we can't stick a SW
> initiator in Xen without a TCP stack. My only hope would be a HW
> initiator. How annoying. I wonder how much work it would be to
> support what I'm thinking about? Managing NFS root for n virtual
> machines is much more annoying to manage. It would also make this
> a much harder sell internally.

Once we have virtualised device drivers (ie. drivers running in
isolated domains), Xen's I/O architecture will be much more flexible.
For example, you will be able to run a 'device domain' with a virtual
block-device interface to other guest OSes and which talks iscsi via a
TCP stack. 

We're aiming to implement this stuff for teh OSDI submission deadline
in the middle of May, so it's high on our priority list.

 -- Keir

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