[Gluster-devel] glusterfs as root filesystem

Daniel van Ham Colchete daniel.colchete at gmail.com
Wed Nov 14 09:47:42 UTC 2007


the GlusterFS client works over FUSE, and FUSE doesn't support mmap yet.
That means you can't load libraries (.so) from FUSE filesystems. Witch takes
to no GlusterFS root filesystems.

Well, not 100% sure, but almost.

Best regards,

On Nov 14, 2007 7:06 AM, Matthias Albert <gluster at linux4experts.de> wrote:

> Hi,
> has anyone tried using glusterfs as  root fs?
> We are using openqrm as deployment/management system for our servers
> here. With openqrm we can deploy both native machines and e.g. xen
> images. As root Filesystem we are currently using NFS which isn't really
> fast.
> Because we're using glusterfs for our backups and also for our Samba/NFS
> Server it is close to use it also as root filesystem for our xen images.
> I think the only thing we need is fuse in a initrd and the glusterfs
> binary with the needed shared object files.
> Any helpful suggestions?
> Regards,
>  Matthias
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