Debian Bug report logs - #613805
RFP: nfs-ganesha -- NFS server running in User Space

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is wnpp@debian.org;

Reported by: Robert Millan <rmh@debian.org>

Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2011 11:51:01 UTC

Severity: wishlist

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Bug#613805; Package wnpp. (Thu, 17 Feb 2011 11:51:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Robert Millan <rmh@debian.org>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: RFP: nfs-ganesha -- NFS server running in User Space
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2011 12:47:30 +0100
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : nfs-ganesha
* URL             : http://nfs-ganesha.sourceforge.net/
* License         : LGPL
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : NFS server running in User Space

NFS-GANESHA is a NFS server running in User Space. It is available under the LGPL license.

It has been designed to meet two goals:

    * providing very large metadata and data caches (up to millions of records)
    * providing NFS exports to various files systems and namespaces (a set of data organized as trees, with a structure similar to a files system) 

NFS-GANESHA uses dedicated backend modules called FSAL (which stand for File System Abstraction Layer) that provided the product with a unique API (used internally) to access the underlying namespace. The FSAL module is basically the "glue" between the namespace and the other part of NFS-GANESHA

Available FSALs are:

    * FSAL/XFS : provides NFS frontend to XFS filesystems
    * FSAL/ZFS : provides with a way to export ZFS's pool with NFS-GANESHA
    * FSAL/LUSTRE : provides NFS frontend to LUSTRE filesystems (Lustre 2 or higher is required for this FSAL)
    * FSAL/PROXY: the module is in fact a NFSv4 client. Used with NFS-GANESHA, it turns the NFS server into a NFS proxy server. This module is still in its alpha version
    * FSAL/FUSELIKE: many product use FUSE to have NFS export. Often they resided in the user space. NFS-GANESHA is in user space too, and via this module it allow user space product to have NFS export from user space, without explicit kernel communication. The module use the same interface as the classical fuse binding: if your application have a fuse binding module ready, you'll need nothing else to interface it with NFS-GANESHA. For this specific use, the NFS-GANESHA's engine is wrap in a library to be use and compile with your proprieritary application.
    * FSAL/SNMP: information available via SNMP are organized as trees, they constitute a namespace. This backend module provides with the capability to export SNMP information data via NFS and browse them in a "procfs-like" way.
    * FSAL/POSIX: this module is based on the well known POSIX API which is included in the LibC. It allows NFS export for anything accessible via the POSIX interface. POSIX API addresses files and directories by their names (which are volatile identifiers, they may change if object is renamed). FSAL API uses persistent, opaque, unique identifier called handles. Because a this, FSAL/POSIX use the service of a PostGresQL database to perform "reverse lookup" from handle to filename. 




Changed Bug title to 'ITP: nfs-ganesha -- NFS server running in User Space' from 'RFP: nfs-ganesha -- NFS server running in User Space' Request was from Robert Millan <rmh@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sat, 20 Aug 2011 15:03:13 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org:
Bug#613805; Package wnpp. (Sun, 21 Aug 2011 21:24:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Robert Millan <rmh@debian.org>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to wnpp@debian.org. (Sun, 21 Aug 2011 21:24:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #12 received at 613805@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Robert Millan <rmh@debian.org>
To: 613805@bugs.debian.org
Cc: debian-bsd@lists.debian.org, debian-hurd@lists.debian.org
Subject: preliminar nfs-ganesha package (user mode NFS server)
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2011 23:19:52 +0200
I made some progress and finally got a succesful build.  A preliminar
nfs-ganesha package is available at:

Vcs-Browser: http://anonscm.debian.org/loggerhead/collab-maint/nfs-ganesha/
Vcs-Bzr: https://alioth.debian.org/anonscm/bzr/collab-maint/nfs-ganesha/

This produces 3 binary packages: nfs-ganesha-common, nfs-ganesha-doc
and nfs-ganesha-posix.

However, it still needs some cleanup before it can be useful.  In
particular the default /etc/ configuration doesn't work, and it seems
to require a MySQL backend, which the package doesn't configure
automagically.

-- 
Robert Millan




Owner recorded as Robert Millan <rmh@debian.org>. Request was from Raphael Geissert <atomo64@gmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Thu, 23 Feb 2012 04:18:18 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org, Robert Millan <rmh@debian.org>:
Bug#613805; Package wnpp. (Mon, 27 May 2013 14:13:09 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to wnpp@debian.org, Robert Millan <rmh@debian.org>. (Mon, 27 May 2013 14:13:09 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #19 received at 613805@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>
To: 613805@bugs.debian.org
Cc: control@bugs.debian.org
Subject: nfs-ganesha: changing back from ITP to RFP
Date: Mon, 27 May 2013 15:24:23 +0200
retitle 613805 RFP: nfs-ganesha -- NFS server running in User Space
noowner 613805
tag 613805 - pending
thanks

Hi,

This is an automatic email to change the status of nfs-ganesha back from ITP
(Intent to Package) to RFP (Request for Package), because this bug hasn't seen
any activity during the last 12 months.

If you are still interested in adopting nfs-ganesha, please send a mail to
<control@bugs.debian.org> with:

 retitle 613805 ITP: nfs-ganesha -- NFS server running in User Space
 owner 613805 !
 thanks

However, it is not recommended to keep ITP for a long time without acting on
the package, as it might cause other prospective maintainers to refrain from
packaging that software. It is also a good idea to document your progress on
this ITP from time to time, by mailing <613805@bugs.debian.org>.

Thank you for your interest in Debian,
-- 
Lucas, for the QA team <debian-qa@lists.debian.org>



Changed Bug title to 'RFP: nfs-ganesha -- NFS server running in User Space' from 'ITP: nfs-ganesha -- NFS server running in User Space' Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 27 May 2013 14:25:34 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Removed annotation that Bug was owned by Robert Millan <rmh@debian.org>. Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 27 May 2013 14:25:34 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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