[Gluster-devel] GlusterD 2.0 2-3 months plan
asengupt at redhat.com
Thu Aug 6 05:53:59 UTC 2015
I have a few queries. Some of them might be pre-mature given that this
is just the initial mail scoping the plan, but nevertheless please find
On 08/04/2015 02:57 PM, Krishnan Parthasarathi wrote:
> # GlusterD 2.0 plan (Aug-Oct '15)
> [This text in this email structured using markdown format]
> This document outlines efforts planned towards [thousand-node-glusterd] in
> the coming 2-3 months. The following email thread on gluster-devel provides
> context on previous discussions around glusterd-2.0 -
> ## High-level tasks
> 1. Define a repeatable environment using Vagrant+ansible.
> - Encourages early adoption.
> 1. Introduction of etcd/consul to store configuration information.
> - Define deployment steps where applicable, targeting existing
> - Add admin guide doc.
Is this configuration store going to be closely tied with the below
mentioned transaction framework? As in are commands which are not ported
to the transaction framework, still gonna be able to leverage this?
> 1. Build a transaction framework to support implementation of gluster commands.
> - Define interfaces for commands to integrate with the transaction
> - Add developer doc for porting commands into this framework - `Porting Guide`.
We currently have 3 transaction frameworks in the present glusterd, and
each one of them have their own set of issues (repeated storage on
individual nodes, handshake, peer management, rollover of failed
operation, high availability, non-modular code fragments, and lack of
better logging being the most excruciating pain points). This is a great
oppurtunity for us to address all these issues, while we are designing a
new transaction framework, and even though implementing everything at
one shot might not be likely we should opt for a design which would
cater to all these needs. Awaiting your design publication :)
> 1. Implement basic volume management and peer commands.
> - e.g, volume-create, volume-start, volume-add-brick, volume-remove-brick,
> volume-stop, volume-delete, peer-probe, peer-detach and peer-status.
> - Add some of these to the `Porting Guide`.
> ## Progress on current activities
> 1. Setting up codebase
> - Has consul as the default configuration store
> - Uses [libkv] library to interface our store. Makes it possible to move to
> other options if required.
> - Begun implementing REST endpoints defined by [heketi].
> - Begun implementing volume file generation in Go; This support existing
> volume configurations only. Other volume file generation proposals are
> out of the current scope.
Can you please comment on the decision for choosing go as the language.
glusterd being the management interface interacts with almost all of
them, in a very intrusive manner. How adaptable will Go be, in a heavy C
laden gluster community, where every component today has atleast more
than 90% of the code writen in C.
> 2. Cross language RPC framework
> - Exploring the following [options]
> - gRPC - This is really interesting and provides a lot of features.
> But this is currently in alpha and also requires the use of
> protobuf3, which itself is in alpha.
> - Apache Thrift - The C implementation requires the use of Glib,
> which we are not comfortable with and feel is a little too much for
> what we need.
> - JSON-RPC - This works wonderfully well with Go. But requires a lot
> of manual boiler-plate code writing for C to do the serialization and
> - Properties that we are looking for in frameworks
> - Code generation for serialization
> - Optional stub code generation for the RPC services themselves
> - Ease of programming in the framework
> ## Activities lined up
> 1. Setting up development environment
> - We choose to use Vagrant+Ansible.
> 2. Settle down on a cross language RPC framework
> - This also involves getting RPC handlers in glusterfs codebase.
> 3. Design/Prototype a transaction framework
> - Aim to make integrating new features easier than in current glusterd.
> - Should make porting of existing commands simple.
> : http://www.gluster.org/community/documentation/index.php/Features/thousand-node-glusterd
> : https://github.com/docker/libkv
> : https://github.com/heketi/heketi/wiki/API
> : http://www.gluster.org/pipermail/gluster-devel/2015-August/046307.html
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