DS(3) DS(3) NAME ds - compound device subsystems SYNOPSIS bind -b #k /dev /dev/ds /dev/ds/ctl /dev/ds/... DESCRIPTION Ds builds complex block storage subsystems out of simpler ones. Inspired by the Plan 9 file server kernel's configu- ration strings, it provides device mirroring, partitioning, interleaving, and catenation for block-oriented file sys- tems. It serves a two-level directory. The top level contains a single directory ds, which contains a control file ctl and one file per configured device. The control messages each introduce a new device, here named new. The file arguments are interpreted in the name space of the writer. mirror new files... The device new corresponds to a RAID 1 mirroring of files. Writes to new are handled by sequentially writ- ing to the files from right to left (the reverse of of the order in the control message). If any write fails, the write is aborted. Reads from new are handled by sequentially reading from the files from left to right until one succeeds. The length of the mirror device is the minimum of the lengths of the files. part new file offset length The device new corresponds to the length bytes starting at offset in file. If offset+length reaches past the end of file, length is silently reduced to fit. inter new files... The device new corresponds to the block interleaving of files; an 8192-byte block size is assumed. cat name files... The device new corresponds to the catenation of files. If the variable fsconfig is set in plan9.ini(8) then ds will read its configuration from the file $fsconfig on the first attach. This is useful when the machine boots from a local DS(3) DS(3) file server that uses fs. EXAMPLE Mirror the two disks /dev/sdC0/data and /dev/sdD0/data as /dev/ds/m0; similarly, mirror /dev/sdC1/data and /dev/sdD1/data as /dev/ds/m1: echo mirror m0 /dev/sdC0/data /dev/sdD0/data >/dev/ds/ctl echo mirror m1 /dev/sdC1/data /dev/sdD1/data >/dev/ds/ctl Interleave the two mirrored disks to create /dev/ds/data: echo inter data /dev/ds/m0 /dev/ds/m1 >/dev/ds/ctl Run kfs(4) on the interleaved device: disk/kfs -f /dev/ds/data Save the configuration: cp /dev/ds/ctl /dev/fd0disk To load the configuration automatically at boot time, add this to plan9.ini: fsconfig=/dev/fd0disk SEE ALSO dossrv(4) SOURCE /os/port/devds.c BUGS Should be able to select block size for interleaved devices.