[Gluster-devel] Hard mounts?

Anand Avati avati at zresearch.com
Sun Feb 17 02:52:26 UTC 2008

 we might introduce this in 1.4.x, where will have the right framework to
re-open a file reliably after a reconnect (immune to renames and


2008/2/17, Martin Fick <mogulguy at yahoo.com>:
> Hi list,
> I just discovered glusterfs recently, which kind of
> puzzles me, why haven't I heard of it before?  I have
> looked for something like it for quite a while now!
> Much about glusterfs just seems more "correct" than
> many other solutions.  It seems more scalable, and I
> mean that in both ways, up and down.  Many of the
> other solutions neglect the down part.
> Anyway, I have a question.  Is there anyway to make a
> glusterfs mount be "hard" the way that nfs filesystems
> can be mounted "hard"?  I would like a process to
> block if the server is down until the server returns.
> Currently if I run a "ls" on filesystem when the
> server is down I get:
> ls: /music: Transport endpoint is not connected
> If this is not currently possible, is it in the
> "works"/plan?
> Thanks,
> -Martin
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