[Gluster-devel] FUSE/libglusterfs with nfs-ganesha

Robert Hajime Lanning lanning at lanning.cc
Sat Nov 10 22:36:33 UTC 2012

I have been looking into the NFS export of the FUSE mount thing. (mount 
-t nfs localhost:/...)

In my search for a userspace NFS daemon, I found nfs-ganesha.

Has anyone tried linking the FUSE client to the FSAL_FUSELIKE module?

It is under active development by Panasas and IBM.  But their FUSE 
module isn't being maintained.  (v1.5.1 currently won't compile)

The reason I am looking at this specifically, other than running the 
GlusterFS server on all my clients, is that I am creating a private IaaS 
and I need to dynamically add/remove clients.

I can write a REST API to have clients auto register to the cluster. 
Then have a cron job that runs through disconnected peers that are not 
serving bricks and remove them.  But if I can use a normal client and 
nfs-ganesha, it would be a lot simpler and a lot less state maintenance.

Mr. Flibble
King of the Potato People

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