[rfc-dist] RFC 5663 on Parallel NFS (pNFS) Block/Volume Layout

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        RFC 5663

        Title:      Parallel NFS (pNFS) Block/Volume Layout 
        Author:     D. Black, S. Fridella,
                    J. Glasgow
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       January 2010
        Mailbox:    black_david at emc.com, 
                    stevef at nasuni.com, 
                    jglasgow at aya.yale.edu
        Pages:      28
        Characters: 68571
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-nfsv4-pnfs-block-12.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5663.txt

Parallel NFS (pNFS) extends Network File Sharing version 4 (NFSv4) to
allow clients to directly access file data on the storage used by the
NFSv4 server.  This ability to bypass the server for data access can
increase both performance and parallelism, but requires additional
client functionality for data access, some of which is dependent on
the class of storage used.  The main pNFS operations document
specifies storage-class-independent extensions to NFS; this document
specifies the additional extensions (primarily data structures) for
use of pNFS with block- and volume-based storage.  [STANDARDS TRACK]

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

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

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