[Gluster-devel] [Gluster-users] Proposal for GlusterD-2.0

Krishnan Parthasarathi kparthas at redhat.com
Mon Sep 8 05:52:24 UTC 2014

----- Original Message -----
> > As part of the first phase, we aim to delegate the distributed
> > configuration
> > store. We are exploring consul [1] as a replacement for the existing
> > distributed configuration store (sum total of /var/lib/glusterd/* across
> > all
> > nodes). Consul provides distributed configuration store which is consistent
> > and partition tolerant. By moving all Gluster related configuration
> > information into consul we could avoid split-brain situations.
> Overall, I like the idea.  But I think you knew that.  ;)

Thanks. I am glad you like it :-)
> Is the idea to run consul on all nodes as we do with glusterd, or to run
> it only on a few nodes (similar to Ceph's mon cluster) and then use them
> to coordinate membership etc. for the rest?

It is not set in stone, but I think we should have consul running only on
a subset of the nodes in the cluster, similar to Ceph's mon cluster approach.


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