[rfc-dist] RFC 5664 on Object-Based Parallel NFS (pNFS) Operations

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        RFC 5664

        Title:      Object-Based Parallel NFS (pNFS) Operations 
        Author:     B. Halevy, B. Welch,
                    J. Zelenka
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       January 2010
        Mailbox:    bhalevy at panasas.com, 
                    welch at panasas.com, 
                    jimz at panasas.com
        Pages:      35
        Characters: 78200
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

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

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5664.txt

Parallel NFS (pNFS) extends Network File System 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, a.k.a. the Layout Type.  The main pNFS
operations and data types in NFSv4 Minor version 1 specify a layout-
type-independent layer; layout-type-specific information is conveyed
using opaque data structures whose internal structure is further
defined by the particular layout type specification.  This document
specifies the NFSv4.1 Object-Based pNFS Layout Type as a companion to
the main NFSv4 Minor version 1 specification.  [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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