This document is for a development version of Ceph.
SDK for Ceph Object Classes
Ceph can be extended by creating shared object classes called Ceph Object Classes. The existing framework to build these object classes has dependencies on the internal functionality of Ceph, which restricts users to build object classes within the tree. The aim of this project is to create an independent object class interface, which can be used to build object classes outside the Ceph tree. This allows us to have two types of object classes, 1) those that have in-tree dependencies and reside in the tree and 2) those that can make use of the Ceph Object Class SDK framework and can be built outside of the Ceph tree because they do not depend on any internal implementation of Ceph. This project decouples object class development from Ceph and encourages creation and distribution of object classes as packages.
In order to demonstrate the use of this framework, we have provided an example
cls_sdk, which is a very simple object class that makes use of the
SDK framework. This object class resides in the
The object class interface that enables out-of-tree development of object
classes resides in
src/include/rados/ and gets installed with Ceph
installation. After running
make install, you should be able to see it
Using the SDK example
cls_sdk object class resides in
src/cls/sdk/. This gets built and
loaded into Ceph, with the Ceph build process. You can run the
ceph_test_cls_sdk unittest, which resides in
to test this class.