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dillon at apollo.backplane.com
Wed Oct 18 13:24:37 PDT 2006
:On Wed, Oct 18, 2006 at 12:47:42PM -0700, Matthew Dillon wrote:
:> No, the purpose is to be able to run a DragonFly kernel as a userland
:> process, so I can mock-up clusters to test the SYSLINK protocol. The
:> SYSLINK protocol is the layer that will interface between machines in
:> a cluster and that same layer will also be used to interact with
:> remote filesystems (VFSs) and devices, and other things.
:That's kind of what I ment but I stated it poorly not knowing what your current
:work is. I was going to ask you a couple of technical questions about messaging
:and things like directory cache coherency off of the mailing list. Mainly
:regarding how you're going to do in a fast way ? It's not a shared memory kind
:of concurrency system and I'm wondering how you where going to deal with that ?
A full blown cache coherency model will be used, the beginnings of
which can be found in /usr/src/sys/kern/kern_ccms.c. The header
file /usr/src/sys/sys/ccms.h has a fairly good description of how
state is recorded. The SYSLINK infrastructure, which will be
used to communicate state changes, doesn't exist yet.
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