[stgt] [PATCH] Add support for modular backends

Andy Grover agrover at redhat.com
Sat Sep 21 02:38:54 CEST 2013

On 09/20/2013 11:36 AM, Dan Mick wrote:
>> The only question I have isn't about the modularization, but about the
>> fancy new backstore that prompted it, and how to support it. Not that I
>> expect much work will be needed, but Dan, are you or some other Ceph dev
>> around if an issue with bs_rbd comes up? :)
> Sure.  Maybe I should make sure there's a generic alias included
> somewhere with contact info.

That's great to hear! :) I'd say you could add your copyright and 
contact info to the file's header comment, if you wanted?

> I hope it's clear that we support this work, by the way; we plan on
> making sure additional packages with bs_rbd.so are available to whoever
> needs them, hopefully by petitioning the distros, but if not, building
> them ourselves.

Wow. Nice.

BTW you meant additional *tgt* packages with bs_rbd.so, right? Because 
someone could uncharitably read what you said as saying you're going to 
distribute just bs_rbd.so separate from tgt, and that wouldn't be a good 
idea. I just wanted to restate that this change is intended to enable a 
separate binary subpackaging of bs_rbd.so only. The exports from tgtd 
are not a "stable API", and the only versions of tgt and bs_rbd.so 
guaranteed to work together are those built together.

Regards -- Andy
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