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ATA over Ethernet driver

This driver allows the Linux kernel to use the ATA over Ethernet (AoE) network protocol. Using AoE, a Linux system can use AoE block devices like EtherDrive (R) storage blades. The block devices appear as local device nodes (e.g. /dev/etherd/e0.0).

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Recent releases

  •  23 Jul 2009 12:48

    Release Notes: Premature timeout of a command reassigned to a new local network interface was avoided. Support for 2.6.30 Linux kernels was added, and compatibility with kernels older than 2.6.11 was repaired.

    •  09 Feb 2009 18:31

      Release Notes: The robustness of the driver's retransmission algorithm in the face of lossy networks was improved. Runtime SKB_BUG warnings about skb truesize were eliminated. Compatibility was extended to later kernels and improved. Remote addresses that are not handling I/O requests are avoided more consistently. A race between discovery and device flushing was eliminated. The build system was improved to do only necessary work.

      •  21 Aug 2008 20:35

        Release Notes: The compatibility system was generalized. Support for the 2.6.26 Linux kernel was added.

        •  02 Aug 2008 02:55

          Release Notes: The driver now uses regular congestion control and avoidance, allowing the use of a wider range of network topologies and a greater number of AoE initiators per target.

          •  05 Jun 2008 17:11

            Release Notes: The ATA device identify response information is now exported via ioctl, so that udev's ata_id can fetch the model and serial number information of an AoE device. Compatibility with RHEL new kernels in 5.2 was added.


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