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Wednesday, August 19 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
SCST, a SCSI Target Framework - Bart Van Assche, SanDisk

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SCST is an advanced SCSI target software stack for Linux systems. The SCST software allows to transform a commodity server into a high-end Storage Area Network (SAN). SCST supports multiple SCSI protocols (iSCSI, FC, FCoE, SRP, iSER, ...), multiple local storage interfaces (SCSI pass-through, block I/O and file I/O) and also storage drivers implemented in user-space via the scst_user driver. It is the basis of several other open source projects, e.g. Openfiler and Enterprise Storage OS. During this talk it will be explained why this project is useful, how to use it and which new features have been added recently. Additionally, more information will be provided about support in SCST for scsi-mq and also about the initiative to evolve towards a single Linux SCSI target stack.


Bart Van Assche

Bart Van Assche obtained a Ph.D. in distributed computing. He works for SanDisk on the ION Accelerator software. This software provides SAN functionality that is optimized for flash memory. Bart is also a maintainer of SCST, the maintainer of the SRP initiator driver in the Linux kernel and is an active contributor to the Linux kernel SCSI initiator core.

Wednesday August 19, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm

Attendees (30)