[Gluster-devel] reflink support for glusterfs and gluster-block using it for taking snapshots
Niels de Vos
ndevos at redhat.com
Tue Nov 7 11:46:00 UTC 2017
On Tue, Nov 07, 2017 at 07:43:17AM +0530, Pranith Kumar Karampuri wrote:
> I just created a github issue for reflink support
> <https://github.com/gluster/glusterfs/issues/349>(#349) in glusterfs. We
> are intending to use this feature to do block snapshots in gluster-block.
> Please let us know your comments on the github issue. I have added the
> changes we may need for xlators I know a little bit about. Please help in
> identifying gaps in implementing this FOP.
For gluster-block it may be easier to have snapshot support in
tcmu-runner instead? The qcow2 format would be ideal, and is in use by
different Virtual Machine approaches running on Gluster already. There
even is an upstream issue open for it:
Contributing towards this might be quicker than implementing file
snapshot support in Gluster?
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