[Gluster-devel] gluster-block Dev Stream Update

Prasanna Kalever pkalever at redhat.com
Mon Oct 8 14:53:33 UTC 2018

Hello Community!

Starting this week, we will be sending a (bi)weekly update about the
gluster-block development activities.

For someone who is catching up with gluster's block storage project
for the first time, here is everything that you need to know:
- https://github.com/gluster/gluster-block/blob/master/README.md

Dev update for the week:

What is done:
-> Dynamic config reloading feature
     - https://github.com/gluster/gluster-block/pull/88
-> CLI audit log feature
     - https://github.com/gluster/gluster-block/pull/83
-> Defending on minimum kernel version at various distros
     - https://github.com/gluster/gluster-block/pull/119

What is in-progress:
-> Design about various locking api's support required by ALUA feature
     - https://github.com/gluster/glusterfs/issues/466
     - https://github.com/gluster/gluster-block/issues/53
-> Design about block configuration self heal feature
     - TODO: Will share the link in the next update
-> Get rid of huge buffer allocation for reading the configuration file
     - https://github.com/gluster/gluster-block/pull/123
-> Dump all failure msgs to stderr
     - https://github.com/gluster/gluster-block/pull/121
-> Support new glibc versions by adopting libtirpc for fedora >=28
     - https://github.com/gluster/gluster-block/pull/57

What is coming up-next:
-> v0.4 release of gluster-block, mainly waiting on
     - https://github.com/gluster/gluster-block/pull/57
-> Package update for fedora 28
     - currently waiting on dependent projects package updates

How can one be part of gluster-block:
-> Share us your experience with gluster-block:
     - More information about how to use/test, can be found at '# man
gluster-block' or refer basic.t
-> Report new issues or submit a pull request for existing issues:
     - https://github.com/gluster/gluster-block/issues

Gluster-block Team.

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