[Gluster-devel] Problem with samba/ctdb (clustered samba)

jrs botemout at gmail.com
Mon Jun 2 16:56:24 UTC 2008

Hi gents,

I'm trying to serve up gluster to a large set of
windows clients using samba and it's clustering
extension, CTDB.

CTDB requires that samba's secrets.tdb file (among
others) be available to all nodes in the cluster.
It turns out that locking is done by each node
when writing to the file.

This means that I need some storage in gluster where
I can apply the posix-locks translator.  Problem is
I don't want it on for most of my storage.

Is there a convenient way to just have posix-locks on
for a given sub-directory of an already defined brick?

If not, and I have to have a separate brick to apply
posix-locks to then how do I access this directory?
Of course, the way I'm running glusterfsd is to
give a mount point as the last argument.

How do I handle this?

Do I just have to run two different glusterfsd processes?

thanks much,


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