Motivation for the application of Remote Direct Memory Access
to the NFS protocols is described. NFS implementations
historically incur significant overhead due to data copies on
end-host systems, as well as other processing overhead. The
potential benefits of RDMA to these implementations are
explored, and the reasons why RDMA is especially well-suited to
NFS and network file protocols in general are evaluated.
Working Group Summary
There is consensus in the WG to publish this document.
As the Informative References demonstrate, this work has drawn
on a variety of work in academia and industry and
appropriately motivates the appropriate use of RDMA
technologies for protocols such as NFS.
Document Shepherd: Spencer Shepler (email@example.com)
Responsible AD: Lars Eggert (firstname.lastname@example.org)