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

Mohit Anchlia mohitanchlia at gmail.com
Tue Mar 22 16:42:22 UTC 2011

Can you please explain what do you mean by "All Gluster volumes are
exported through nfs"? I thought gluster just uses fuse on the server
and then client can decide to use nfs or not.

But what I am seeing is that after installing gluster on the "server"
and then do a ps on gluster process it shows "nfs-server.vol, nfs.log
etc." Why?

Thanks for your response

On Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 10:48 PM, Shehjar Tikoo <shehjart at gluster.com> wrote:
> All Gluster volumes are exported through nfs by default. To disable nfs on
> 3.1.3 release, use the nfs.disable command line option. For more info on
> this, please see the release notes.
> Mohit Anchlia 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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