[Gluster-users] Question architecture of GlusterFS

Mario Bonilla hatrickmario at hotmail.com
Wed Oct 22 16:05:42 UTC 2008

Thank you all for collaborate, recalled some of the things that AFR had overlooked.

Att Mario Bonilla

>>> Is this behaviour required for correct operation? Does this mean that all
>>> clients are always reading from the same availble first node?
>>> Wouldn't the load be better distributed if you take a random or
>>> 'round robin' node to read from (which would seem trivial to implement)?
>> That is correct. Gowda gave you a simplified view of the operation.
>> The AFR translator supports a 'read-subvolume' option, which lets you
>> specify the node from where all the reads should be done. If you don't
>> specify the option, reads will be balanced in a nearly round-robin
>> fashion among all alive nodes.
> Ah yes, I see from the documentation that you read the same file from the
> same volume, which is probably the result of some hashing approach which
> is even nicer.
> Sorry I jumped the gun.
> --
> Arend-Jan Wijtzes -- Wiseguys -- www.wise-guys.nl

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