Notice

This document is for a development version of Ceph.

rbd-ggate – map rbd images via FreeBSD GEOM Gate

Synopsis

rbd-ggate [–read-only] [–exclusive] [–device ggate device] map image-spec | snap-spec
rbd-ggate unmap ggate device
rbd-ggate list

Description

rbd-ggate is a client for RADOS block device (rbd) images. It will map a rbd image to a ggate (FreeBSD GEOM Gate class) device, allowing access it as regular local block device.

Commands

map

Spawn a process responsible for the creation of ggate device and forwarding I/O requests between the GEOM Gate kernel subsystem and RADOS.

unmap

Destroy ggate device and terminate the process responsible for it.

list

List mapped ggate devices.

Options

--device *ggate device*

Specify ggate device path.

--read-only

Map read-only.

--exclusive

Forbid writes by other clients.

Image and snap specs

image-spec is [pool-name]/image-name
snap-spec is [pool-name]/image-name@snap-name

The default for pool-name is “rbd”. If an image name contains a slash character (‘/’), pool-name is required.

Availability

rbd-ggate is part of Ceph, a massively scalable, open-source, distributed storage system. Please refer to the Ceph documentation at https://docs.ceph.com for more information.

See also

rbd(8) ceph(8)