[rfc-dist] RFC 5532 on Network File System (NFS) Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) Problem Statement

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        RFC 5532

        Title:      Network File System (NFS) Remote 
                    Direct Memory Access (RDMA) Problem Statement 
        Author:     T. Talpey, C. Juszczak
        Status:     Informational
        Date:       May 2009
        Mailbox:    tmtalpey at gmail.com, 
                    chetnh at earthlink.net
        Pages:      15
        Characters: 36746
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-nfsv4-nfs-rdma-problem-statement-08.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5532.txt

This document addresses enabling the use of Remote Direct Memory
Access (RDMA) by the Network File System (NFS) protocols.  NFS
implementations historically incur significant overhead due to data
copies on end-host systems, as well as other processing overhead.
This document explores the potential benefits of RDMA to these
implementations and evaluates the reasons why RDMA is especially
well-suited to NFS and network file protocols in general.  This 
memo provides information for the Internet community.

This document is a product of the Network File System Version 4 Working Group of the IETF.


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