Friday Aug 01, 2008

Moving forward

After 10 years at Sun, another opportunity has presented itself and as a result I will be leaving Sun. It has been a fantastic experience. Great people, great projects, and great products. It has been a difficult decision to make a move but taking advantage of the new opportunity is the direction I am taking. I will continue writing about NFS and things related. Please find me at my new location and follow along.

Monday Jun 16, 2008

ONC RPC program number list

The IETF NFSv4 Working Group has been going through a lot of house cleaning lately in support of NFSv4.1. One of those items is an update of RFC 1831. For those of you who don't have a score card available, RFC 1831 is the definition of ONC Remote Procedure Call (RPC). The original RFC left the RPC program number registry with Sun Microsystems. The rfc1831bis Internet Draft cleans that bit of bookkeeping up by establishing an IANA registry for the RPC program numbers. In support of seeding that registry, I have published the current list of RPC program number assignments

Thursday Feb 14, 2008

Video of pNFS presentation at SNIA 2007 conference


I did three presentations at the SNIA Storage Developers Conference last September. A few nifty videos were done of various presentations. They have been showing up on the Storage Stop blog. My pNFS in OpenSolaris presentation showed up there yesterday.


All of the presentation for the SNIA conference can be found on the 2007 site.


Mike and I did the NFSv4.1 update. Eric and worked with me on the filebench content. Finally the pNFS content matching the video linked above was the last one.


Enjoy!

Friday May 11, 2007

How to publish your book for a dozen friends

Paper is cumbersome to deal with when it is great quantities but many people still find it helpful (comforting?) to have documents printed on paper instead of reading them in electronic forms.


As you have noticed by now, I am involved with the NFSv4.1 effort and the resultant document which is currently at 464 pages. While a great majority of those NFS engineers interested in this document will opt for either a soft copy or the html formatted version there are those engineers that like to have a stack of paper to inspect.


Well, printing the 464 pages on your printer is likely a hassle; toss in getting the pagination correct or binding the result then it is a real pain. The audience for this type of technical document is very limited. The audience is limited even further given that the protocol is still evolving. How does one get something like this easily printed. Drop it off at Kinko's? Maybe. How do you share the result with your engineering buddies? Especially when they are spread around the world? Well, one example is cafepress.com (I am sure there are others but this is the one I bumped into first).


Create a simple account and resultant store, upload a PDF of your document in the page size that is preferable for your material, generate a little cover art and voila -- you have your own NFSv4.1 Draft 10 Book. Printed, bound, and shipped to your door. What a great deal!


In my particular case, I am not in it for the money. Just the convenience. The resultant price is the cost charged by cafepress.com and there is a nominal shipping fee. Very cool and helpful to the 12 or so NFSv4.1 friends that really care.


And yes, I chose the genre for the book very late at night with little patience for choosing something more appropriate.

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