[Gluster-users] Problem with some files not auto-healing still

Keith Freedman freedman at FreeFormIT.com
Thu Sep 18 21:54:15 UTC 2008

At 12:28 PM 9/18/2008, KwangErn Liew wrote:
>On Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 3:35 AM, Keith Freedman 
><<mailto:freedman at freeformit.com>freedman at freeformit.com> wrote:
>I think gluster should, if a file doesn't have extended attributes
>one one machine and does on the other, the one without attributes
>should be overwritte with the other version and then given
>attributes.  but I think this may be so as to preserve files that
>aren't gluster manged, but I've no idea the thought process on that.
> From what I observe in 1.4pre5, if your filesystem doesn't support 
> extended attributes, it'll fail to start.

yes, but I'm thining about when it does support extended attributes 
and files end up in there that don't have them.  (i.e. someone 
accidentally copied over a file using the underlying filesystem 
directly--gluster should recognize it and if there's a version in the 
gluster world with attributes it takes precidence, otherwise, it adds 
the extended attributes and brings the file into the gluster world.

This would be handy and would make it much easier to start 
gluster--we wouldn't have to do the weird manually adding xattrs or 
copying files into gluster.
What I'm trying to say is... if this were the case, I could take an 
existing 500GB filesystem, put gluster on it and immediately start 
using it.  this would be handy.  also I could take another one and 
add it to unify and gluster would add the xattrs as needed.

I suppose this could go on the wish list. 

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