From Linux NFS
Support for Linux NFS/RDMA Client upstream
Provide maintenance for NFS/RDMA and RPC/RDMA client-side code in the Linux kernel. Support continuous testing of NFS/RDMA feature in upstream Linux kernels. Provide enhancements (see below). Identify resources for supporting server-side code.
Upstream bug tracking is here.
Our Pivotal Tracking project lists individual work items and defines several long-term arcs. At a high level, these include:
- Broad support for a variety of RDMA-capable hardware
- Performance and scalability enhancements
- Support for NFSv4.1
- Observability features that enable distributor support teams and customers to diagnose and address problems
For anyone working directly on Linux NFS/RDMA or RPC/RDMA, please consider the following tools for validating your work.
- cthon04: git://git.linux-nfs.org/projects/steved/cthon04.git
- xfstests: git://oss.sgi.com/xfs/cmds/xfstests
- Multi-process Linux kernel builds
Typically, for testing, the NFS/RDMA server exports a tmpfs or ram disk-based local FS to drive the transport fast enough.
Asking for help
You can find Linux NFS developers at email@example.com, or in the linux-nfs chatroom at oftc.net.
Clone the upstream Linux kernel with:
$ git clone git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git
General advice for preparing upstream kernel or nfs-utils patches: see SubmittingPatches.
Submit patches to firstname.lastname@example.org. For RPC/RDMA patches, consider courtesy-copying email@example.com.