July 2009

FUSE Challenge

by Dave Graham on July 15, 2009


UPDATE: so, we have a winner.  @saurabhg wins a t-shirt.

So, after a few days of beating around this problem, I’ve come to the conclusion that either I’m a complete Linux tool (likely) or there is something fundamentally wrong with FUSE 2.7.4 and CentOS 5.3 (x86-64 edition). (FUSE = Filesytem in User Space) To that end, I’ve got the following challenge: show me a working FUSE 2.7.4 installation on CentOS 5.3 (64 bit) and provide the procedures for getting said configuration to work and I’ll get you an EMC T-shirt. Free. Gratis.

Rules:
a.) FUSE must be able to be recognized as a LOADED kernel module.
b.) Open to residents of the United States and Canada only. International folks, while I love the work you do, the cost for shipping a t-shirt to APJ or EMEA would far outstrip the time you spent.
c.) Optional: package the sucker up as an OVF or a Virtual Appliance and I’ll double the T-shirt order.

Sound good?

(This is for an Installable FileSystem [IFS] project I’m working on….)

Holler at me on Twitter or in the comments below to get started.

EDIT: I’ve solved the problem (really stupidly easy) but I want to see who else can get this done. Given that this particular IFS installation is designed ONLY for RHEL5, this will point the way towards using somewhat “freer” distributions. ;) Keep it coming!

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FCoE: “Soft” FCoE Integration

by Dave Graham on July 2, 2009


There appears to be quite the interesting discussion going on over at Scott Lowe‘s blog regarding FCoE (Fibre Channel over Ethernet) as its relationship to the data center, VMware, and, pretty much everything else. I love watching people put their thoughts to eletronic ink (via the comments section) but recently, I’ve had some pretty interesting conversations around FCoE that focus on different approaches to FCoE within the data center.

It all started with a phone call…
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