[CentOS] xServes are dead ;-( / SAN Question

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Tue Nov 9 15:52:27 EST 2010


On 11/9/2010 2:32 PM, Nicolas Ross wrote:
>> Have you looked at Red Hat's GFS?  That seems to fit at least a portion of
>> your needs (I don't use it, so I don't know all that it does).
>
> I've spent better part of the last day to read documentation on gfs2 on
> redhat's site.
>
> My god, that's pretty much what I'm looking for... To the point that I'll
> probably be ordering a pair of intel 1u rack servers, 2 lsi fibre channel
> card and a fiber switch to begin experimenting with this...
>
> The documentation is very technichal, I'm ok with that, but it seems to miss
> some starting point. For instance, there's a part about the required number
> of journal to create and the size of those. But I cannot find suggested size
> or any thumb-rule for those...
>
> That made my day ;-)

Do you have to have something that looks exactly like a file system or 
could your application use something that's more cloud-database like:
http://www.basho.com/Riak.html
Doesn't seem to have any concept of locking, though.

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   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com


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