[Gluster-devel] Deprecation of striped volumes as 'feature' for 3.9

Vijay Bellur vbellur at redhat.com
Fri Aug 12 03:54:44 UTC 2016

On Sat, Aug 6, 2016 at 7:37 AM, Niels de Vos <ndevos at redhat.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> As *we* all are aware, striped volumes should not be used anymore. The
> replacement for this is sharding, available and stable since the latest
> 3.7 releases and 3.8. Unfortunately users still create striped volumes,
> and some even write blog posts with examples.
> We should actively recommend users not to use striping anymore. This is
> a proposal to remove the striping xlator from the GlusterFS sources over
> the next two releases:
>  - 3.9: prevent creation of new striped volumes, warn in the client logs
>         when striping is used

One possibility would be to recommend sharding instead of striping in
the CLI whenever a stripe volume creation is attempted in 3.9.

Krutika - how far are we from sharding being used for general workloads?


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