ATA over Ethernet driver allows the Linux kernel to use the ATA over Ethernet (AoE) network protocol.
Using AoE, a Linux system can use AoE block devices like EtherDrive (R) storage blades.
The block devices appear as local device nodes (e.g. /dev/etherd/e0.0).
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· The robustness of the driver's retransmission algorithm in the face of lossy networks was improved.
· Runtime SKB_BUG warnings about skb truesize were eliminated.
· Compatibility was extended to later kernels and improved.
· Remote addresses that are not handling I/O requests are avoided more consistently.
· A race between discovery and device flushing was eliminated.
· The build system was improved to do only necessary work.