Thanks Jon, I'd be interested in the build service project.

You mention you also build the latest aoe kernel driver. I was on the Coraid website and I see they are now bundling aoetools with the drivers: 

Starting with version 11, the aoe driver for 2.6 Linux kernels includes the aoetools. If you are using a driver downloaded from the above link, you should use the aoetools that come with that driver instead of getting them from sourceforge.

I'm confused - does that mean Coraid is separately maintaining another aoetools project, which should be used?
Isn't the aoe kernel driver included in the 2.6.24 kernel. Why the need to re-build the kernel extension?


On 12.06.2008, at 15:49, Jon Nelson wrote:
I've used AoE with 10.2 and 10.3, and will with 11.0 openSUSE.
I have a build service project which builds the latest aoetools and
aoe kernel driver if you are interested.
If you have the $, I'd really look at starting with a Coraid product
offering. Otherwise, I haven't any experience with 10Gig, only 1Gig.
;-) Good NICs are an absolute MUST.

On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 8:44 AM, Mark <> wrote:
Now I would like to try ATAoE, but I am a complete linux newbie so the
first question is which distro should I use. Let me ask the question
differently as I'm not wanting to start a religious battle about which
is the best Linux distro: which distro does vblade work best with,
does it matter at all or is anything with a new kernel (like OpenSUSE
11, Ubuntu 8.04, others) supposed to work equally well?