[Patch v2 00/19] CIFS: Implement SMBDirect

Long Li longli at microsoft.com
Tue Aug 29 19:31:25 UTC 2017

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Roland Dreier [mailto:roland at purestorage.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 11:21 AM
> To: Long Li <longli at microsoft.com>
> Cc: Steve French <sfrench at samba.org>; linux-cifs at vger.kernel.org; samba-
> technical at lists.samba.org; LKML <linux-kernel at vger.kernel.org>; linux-
> rdma at vger.kernel.org; Christoph Hellwig <hch at infradead.org>; Tom Talpey
> <ttalpey at microsoft.com>; Matthew Wilcox <mawilcox at microsoft.com>;
> Long Li <longli at microsoft.com>
> Subject: Re: [Patch v2 00/19] CIFS: Implement SMBDirect
> > Starting with SMB2 dialect 3.0, Microsoft introduced SMBDirect transport
> protocol for transferring upper layer (SMB2) payload over RDMA via
> Infiniband, RoCE or iWARP. The prococol is published in [MS-SMBD]
> (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmsdn
> .microsoft.com%2Fen-
> us%2Flibrary%2Fhh536346.aspx&data=02%7C01%7Clongli%40microsoft.com
> %7C9579a8e546ca4da923a708d4ef0abb51%7C72f988bf86f141af91ab2d7cd011
> db47%7C1%7C0%7C636396276752277123&sdata=FUX9d5ru6f%2B2ZqR%2BJd
> XpyIr%2BLf9n8EpuGYhyOgaU96c%3D&reserved=0).
> This is great to see.  Is there a Linux implementation of the server side (in
> Samba?) so that the client can be tested without needing a Windows server?

I'm not aware of a Linux implementation on server side.

Currently it can be tested with Windows Server 2012, Server 2012 R2 and Server 2016.

>  - R.

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