[Gluster-devel] Multiple NFS Servers (Gluster NFS in 3.x, unfsd, knfsd, etc.)

Martin Fick mogulguy at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 6 21:22:08 UTC 2010

--- On Wed, 1/6/10, Gordan Bobic <gordan at bobich.net> wrote:

> > With native NFS there'll be no need to first mount a
> glusterFS
> > FUSE based volume and then export it as NFS. The way
> it has been developed is that
> > any glusterfs volume in the volfile can be exported
> using NFS by adding
> > an NFS volume over it in the volfile. This is
> something that will become
> > clearer from the sample vol files when 3.0.1 comes
> out.
> It may be worth checking the performance of that solution
> vs the performance of the standalone unfsd unbound to
> portmap/mountd over mounted glfs volumes, as I discovered
> today that the performance feels very similar to native
> knfsd and server-side AFR, but without the fuse.ko
> complications of the former and the buggyness of the latter
> (e.g. see bug 186: http://bugs.gluster.com/cgi-bin/bugzilla3/show_bug.cgi?id=186
> - that bug has been driving me nuts since before 2.0.0 was
> released)
> I'd hate to see this be another wasted effort like booster
> when there is a solution that already works.

I don't think it would be wasted if it includes NLM since unfsd 
does not do locking!



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