[Gluster-devel] Compile Xlator manually with lib 'glusterfs'

Amar Tumballi atumball at redhat.com
Wed Oct 10 11:30:02 UTC 2018

On Wed, Oct 10, 2018 at 4:43 PM David Spisla <spisla80 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi folks,
> I am trying some stuff with xlator compiling and at the moment I use a
> Makefile according to this manual:
> https://github.com/gluster/glusterfs/blob/master/doc/developer-guide/translator-development.md#this-time-for-real
While this gives a great details about translator developments, it may not
be up-to-date! Will get to fixing that!

> There is a Lib called 'glusterfs' which is used by the Linker to create
> the so file. This refers to a package 'glusterfs-api-devel' which has to be
> installed when using that Lib in the Makefile. One will have a folder
> /usr/include/glusterfs which contains a lot of Header files from the
> Gluster Source.
> In my opinion all the Header files inside there are also in the GLFS
> Source Tree and one doesn't need that library to compile xlators to so
> files. If I remove that library in the Makefile the compilation succeed and
> the xlator is running correctly.
> If I want to compile a xlator without the GLFS Source Tree by using only
> that 'glusterfs-api-devel' the compiler misses a lot of sources.
> But what is the meaning of that library now? Is the manual linked above
> outdated?
> At the moment I prefer not using that 'glusterfs' library and compile only
> from the GLFS Soruce Tree.
Two questions:

Are you looking at developing a translator outside of glusterfs tree? like
mentioned @ https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1636297 ?

Or do you want to add a translator to glusterfs source tree? Then I
recommend having a look at


> Regards
> David Spisla
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Amar Tumballi (amarts)
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