[Gluster-devel] solutions for split brain situation

Stephan von Krawczynski skraw at ithnet.com
Fri Sep 18 15:46:16 UTC 2009

On Fri, 18 Sep 2009 10:39:20 -0400
Mark Mielke <mark at mark.mielke.cc> wrote:

> If this was a database system, the journal trumps the data every time, 
> and nothing should go into backend storage without going through the 
> journal. But, if the authors want to relax this to support other models 
> (such as a backend file system restore where the backup process, or the 
> restore process (fsck) strips the extended attributes, effectively 
> burning the journal into smoke and ash, then it  seems like you have a 
> valid point. :-)
> Cheers,
> mark

Well, considering databases in general would lead me to a transaction logging
journal, too. But I will fight the idea that a fs is a subset of a database
design - be it object oriented or not - till the last drop of my blood ;-)


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