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nbd-2.9.20-1.2.1 RPM for i586

From OpenSuSE 11.4 for i586

Name: nbd Distribution: openSUSE 11.4
Version: 2.9.20 Vendor: openSUSE
Release: 1.2.1 Build date: Sun Feb 27 13:14:01 2011
Group: Productivity/Networking/Other Build host: build35
Size: 67887 Source RPM: nbd-2.9.20-1.2.1.src.rpm
Summary: Network Block Device Server and Client Utilities
This package contains nbd-server. It is the server backend for the nbd
network block device driver that's in the Linux kernel.

nbd can be used to have a filesystem stored on another machine. It does
provide a block device, not a file system; so unless you put a
clustering filesystem on top of it, you can't access it simultaneously
from more than one client. Use NFS or a real cluster FS (such as
ocfs2) if you want to do this. nbd-server can export a file (which may
contain a filesystem image) or a partition. Swapping over nbd is
possible as well, though it's said not to be safe against OOM and
should not be used for that case. nbd-server also has a copy-on-write
mode where changes are saved to a separate file and thrown away when
the connection closes.

The package also contains the nbd-client tools, which you need to
configure the nbd devices on the client side.

    Wouter Verhelst <>
    Anton Altaparmakov <>
    Pavel Machek <>
    Paul Clements <>






* Fri Feb 25 2011
  - Update to nbd-2.9.20:
    * Documentation update
    * Fix buffer size checking (bnc #674281)
    * Extend test suite and fix named exports
* Wed Aug 05 2009
  - fixed missing close to open (bnc #528272)
* Thu Jul 09 2009
  - Update to nbd-2.9.13:
    * Documentation update
    * Don't try working on partitions
      When a partition is given to the -d or -c command line options, reduce
      it to the master device instead. This assumes udev-style naming
      of device entries, though.
    * Fix autodetection
      Everything else in nbd-server was already 64bit-clean, but this part,
      where the size of a block device is autodected, wasn't.
      Replace the ioctl() to BLKGETSIZE with its 64bit version, so that trying
      to detect the size of a multi-terabyte block device does not fail.
    * Avoid unaligned access
    * Actually go daemon
      just doing chdir("/") leave file descriptors open, which is not ideal.
      Doing it this way closes everything, including any system-specific
      things we're not aware of.
    * Remove support for timeout option
* Mon May 04 2009
  - Update to nbd-2.9.12:
    * use atoll instead of atol ... so that multi-terabyte exports work, too
    * Change meaning of -swap option: rather than trying to use a kernel patch
      which has been effectively dead since sometime around 2.1.something, do an
      mlockall() so that the kernel won't throw us out. The MCL_CURRENT | MCL_FUTURE
      bit might prove to be problematic, but if so, we'll deal with it when
      we get there
    * Use right printf() format string
* Wed Aug 20 2008
  - Update to nbd-2.9.11:
    * nbd-client: new option -c to check for connection, -d to
      drop connection, -persist to infinitely retry connections
      dropped by server. timeout= setting
    * nbd-server: drop autoreadonly option
* Thu Nov 15 2007
  - Update to nbd-2.9.9:
    * Document -C option of nbd-server.
    * Fix name of /var/run/ file.
* Wed Nov 07 2007
  - Split nbd into nbd and nbd-doc packages.
  - Update to nbd-2.9.8:
    * nbd-server can now setuid to specified user and group.
    * prerun and postrun scripts can be specified.
    * IP address to bind to (listenaddress) can be configured.
    * Socket Direct Protocol (sdp) -- not enabled.
    * server exits now after connection has gone (oops!).
    * nbd-client: timeout parameter.
* Mon Jul 30 2007
  - Convert options from old nbd-server.conf to new nbd-server/config
    on update and drop support for old config file syntax.
  - Fix daemonize(0) segfault and pid filename.
  - Fix compiler warnings.
  - Fix /dev filename docu.
  - Use startproc, killproc, checkproc in init script
  - nbd-server does not support SIGHUP, fix init script accordingly.
* Mon Jul 16 2007
  - Update to nbd-2.9.5:
    * Support for more platforms, pkgconfig, debug build.
    * -o option to convert cmdline options to config file.
    * Fix duplication in handling nonblocking server socket.
* Mon Mar 12 2007
  - Update to 2.9.2:
    * make child socket nonblocking
    * Reintegrate fix for 64bit on looking for file size.
    * Fix cross-compiling
    * Search for libraries to allow linking on Solaris
  - Update to 2.9.1:
    * A fix for a piece of code following a null pointer, and one
      for a memory leak (if only minor).
  - Update to 2.9.0:
    * * Configuration file support
    * The ability to server multiple nbd-server exports from one server
    * Better multiple-file support (files can now be of any random size)
    * Better support for virtualizing servers (in addition to replacing
      %s with the client's IP address, it is now also possible to use
      other options which allow for hashed directories)
    * Support for changing uid and gid after startup
    * The ability to do the copy-on-write stuff with a sparse file rather
      than a mapped file (specified by a config file option), which may be
      slightly faster.



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