Why is there no native iscsi-target in FreeBSD

mix_room

Aspiring Daemon

Reaction score: 47
Messages: 598

Is there any reason why netbsd's iscsi-target has not been included into base?

My primary reason for asking is that I would really like to export some ZFS file-systems via iscsi. I was able to export zpools by using them as a target for iscsi-target, but that loses, at least some, of the gains from using ZFS.
 

graudeejs

Son of Beastie

Reaction score: 707
Messages: 4,617

If I recall correctly, this was already answered.

iscsi is slow, [and most users don't use it, probably]

search forum for original answer
 

phoenix

Administrator
Staff member
Administrator
Moderator

Reaction score: 1,293
Messages: 4,099

There are a couple of different iscsi targets available in the ports tree. There's the NetBSD port (iscsi-target), but there's also a FreeBSD-specific one (istgt) that's targeted at users of ZFS.

Until one emerges as the better solution for FreeBSD, and someone steps up to maintain it (and to integrate it into the shareiscsi property in ZFS), and there's enough demand for it in the base, then they will remain in the ports tree.
 

saxon3049

Active Member

Reaction score: 14
Messages: 208

Isn't there one in FreeNAS? and thats based on FreeBSD, I saw the guy's from Hak5 messing round with it recently in their VM segments.

Scratch that they are moving over to debian Linux to be exact, that has killed my buzz a little.
 

VictorM

Member

Reaction score: 1
Messages: 39

currently using NetBSD's version and it works great. interesting there is a performance issue, I did not see that... maybe the search function will help.
 

phoenix

Administrator
Staff member
Administrator
Moderator

Reaction score: 1,293
Messages: 4,099

saxon3049 said:
Isn't there one in FreeNAS? and thats based on FreeBSD, I saw the guy's from Hak5 messing round with it recently in their VM segments.

There are two iscsi target apps in the ports tree.

Scratch that they are moving over to debian Linux to be exact, that has killed my buzz a little.

No, it's forking off into two separate projects: FreeNAS will remain based on FreeBSD and maintained by ixsystems; CoreNAS will be based on Debian.
 
Top