[Lustre-discuss] Have you contributed to the Lustre Manual lately?

Dilger, Andreas andreas.dilger at intel.com
Tue Sep 24 01:22:33 PDT 2013

The Lustre Filesystem Operations Manual is an important resource for the
Lustre Community for both new and experienced Lustre users to find out
more information about how to use and maintain a Lustre filesystem.

Unfortunately, while there are ongoing efforts to improve the manual over
the past few years it has not had the full-time care and attention that it
really needs to be kept up-to-date.  Some sections of the manual were
written many years ago and need updates to the technical content (e.g.
updated examples and/or output from commands), others need to be expanded
with more detail.

Unlike in years past, the Lustre 2.x manual XML sources have been open for
direct user contributions through the Intel Git/Gerrit repository (the
same one used for managing the Lustre 2.x code) at

If you want to contribute to the Lustre Community, but are not interested
in writing Lustre code, this is an opportunity for you.  If you have ever
used the Lustre manual, but found a problem with it or wanted to improve
it, this is relatively easy to do.

Known issues and improvements to the manual (both in progress, or looking
for contributors) can be found at:

Details on how to contribute to the manual are available at:

Thank you for your consideration and contributions.

Cheers, Andreas
Andreas Dilger

Lustre Software Architect
Intel High Performance Data Division

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