[Gluster-devel] glusterfs as root filesystem

Michael Fincham michael at unleash.co.nz
Thu Nov 22 21:54:52 UTC 2007

I had issues w/ dpkg not being able to successfully lock the package 
directory, so Debian etc based distros might be out.


Matthias Albert 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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