[Gluster-users] Why does glusterfs has nfs stuff on the server

Amar Tumballi amar at gluster.com
Tue Mar 22 05:40:25 UTC 2011


GlusterFS supports native NFS server protocol, hence you can use the clients
to connect to a glusterfs server using NFS mount too,

If you are mounting using below command.

bash# mount -t glusterfs somehost:/volume /mount/point

you can also mount it in nfs like below:

bash# mount -t nfs somehost:/volume /mount/point

Thats the reason why you are seeing the nfs with glusterfs.. and we think
the name is appropriate because that particular process of glusterfs is
serving NFS protocol.


On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 6:15 AM, Mohit Anchlia <mohitanchlia at gmail.com>wrote:

> When I installed gluster and do a "ps" on the process I see:
> /usr/sbin/glusterfs -f /etc/glusterd/nfs/nfs-server.vol -p
> /etc/glusterd/nfs/run/nfs.pid -l /var/log/glusterfs/nfs.log"
> My question is why did glusterfs use nfs-server.vol, nfs.pid and
> nfs.log instead of using some generic name. This is confusing and
> makes me think it's using nfs somehow on the server even though that
> doesn't look like it.
> We use direct attached storage, not NFS. This seems to come with
> default installation of gluster. Is this just a mistake in how scripts
> were named or is there more to it?
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