[CentOS] Is glusterfs ready?

Wed Aug 29 09:54:36 UTC 2012
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 08/29/2012 04:07 AM, John Doe wrote:
> From: isdtor <isdtor at gmail.com>
>> I can't say anything about the RH Storage Appliance, but for us,
>> gluster up to 3.2.x was most definitely not ready.
>> ...
>> We only started out with 3.0.x, and my impression was that development
>> was focusing on new features rather than bug fixes.
> From: David C. Miller <millerdc at fusion.gat.com>
>> I'm using gluster 3.3.0-1 ...
>> Been running this since 3.3 came out. I did quite a bit 
>> of failure testing before going live. So far it is working well.
> I read that 3.3 was the first "RH" release.
> Let's hope they did/will focus on bug fixing...
> So I guess I will wait a little bit more.

We use glusterfs in the CentOS build infrastructure ... and for the most
part it works fairly well.

It is sometimes very slow on file systems with lots of small files ...
especially for operations like find or chmod/chown on a large volume
with lots of small files.

BUT, that said, it is very convenient to use commodity hardware and have
redundant, large, failover volumes on the local network.

We started with version 3.2.5 and now use 3.3.0-3, which is faster than
3.2.5 ... so it should get better in the future.

I can recommend glusterfs as I have not found anything that does what it
does and does it better, but it is challenging and may not be good for
all situations, so test it before you use it.

-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 262 bytes
Desc: OpenPGP digital signature
URL: <http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos/attachments/20120829/d542d6be/attachment-0004.sig>