[Pkg-iscsi-maintainers] Bug#786611: Possible fix

Ritesh Raj Sarraf rrs at researchut.com
Sun Oct 4 07:22:05 UTC 2015

On Sat, 2015-10-03 at 16:35 -0400, Philippe Grégoire wrote:
> I have been genuinely interested in adopting a package, for a while.
> Quite frankly, I only played with iscsitarget for a couple of minutes
> as 
> I am planning to replace my current NAS setup. Considering the
> integration of IPSec in the mix, I ruled out iSCSI as it couldn't be
> done meeting my requirements.
>  From my benchmarks, however, IET has 25% more throughput than LIO
> and,
> although there's probably some deficiencies regarding complex setups
> (ACLs, for one), I am not convinced it should be ruled out by users.

Being an out-of-tree kernel module has its challenges. For one, it
needs to catch-up with every kernel release. But more than that, it is
the integration and testing that gets missed. Any module that is in-
kernel gets to enjoy the wider testing from the kernel community.

>  From the upstream's page, it seems there has been no activity for a
> little more than a year. Are you in touch with them and, if so, do
> they
> have plans for the project?

Not recently, no. Earlier, I was in contact with Ross and Arne, but
that's all.

> What kind of help do you need?

Bug reports, testing and packaging. If you are interested, and you have
no Debian upload rights, I can be your sponsor for this package. But
other than that, not much. 

I tend to only package/maintain things that I use, and iscsitarget has
moved away from that list. But I will sponsor it if you are willing to

Ritesh Raj Sarraf
RESEARCHUT - http://www.researchut.com
"Necessity is the mother of invention."

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