[Gluster-devel] Upgrade planning

Amar S. Tumballi amar at zresearch.com
Wed Aug 27 22:42:27 UTC 2008

> Since glusterfs is so flexible/configurable, I suspect
> that any substantial deployment will have to deal with
> this at some point.  Anytime a client mounts shares
> from two different servers it is likely to run into
> this problem.  Should glusterfs perhaps develop a
> strategy for administrators to deal with this in a
> simple way?  Whether that be by suggesting a certain
> package management strategy to distributors (allowing
> mulitiple glusterfs client packages to be installed on
> the same machine), or by making the client binaries
> become backwards compatible?  I fear that without a
> clean (and easy) solution to this serious admins might
> shy away from deploying glusterfs in production
> environments.  Thoughts?
> Martin,
 Yes! we know that is a limitation as of now. We have aim to have backward
compatibility from 1.5.x releases. But currently 1.3 -> 1.4 doesn't work
fine. (and even 1.4.0qaXX releases may not work with other 1.4.0qa releases
as there may be some changes in APIs internally.


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