[Gluster-users] leaving

Wei Dong wdong.pku at gmail.com
Fri Oct 2 20:19:58 UTC 2009

I think one reason that they have so many stability issues is that they 
are targeting at a too broad a range of hardware/software 
configurations.  I think at least they should have an officially 
supported hardware/software configuration that is thoroughly tested and 
benchmarked and have two or three officially supported volume files 
targeted at a few major use cases and have the parameters properly 
tuned.  Life will be much easier for both the developer and the user if 
less choices are left to the user.  I always believe that a filesystem 
is only as good as its benchmark and one that is not thoroughly 
benchmarked is worse than nothing to the end user.

I'm still very interested in glusterfs as an open source project, but I 
assume they need to make money out of it, and given the current economic 
environment, I think they'll quickly go bankrupt if they don't do 
something professional.

- Wei

Greg wrote:
> One year I'm testing GlusterFS from version 1.1.4, four times I put it 
> on production environment and four times it crashed (latest 2.0.6), 
> it's enough, I'm leaving.
> Unfortunately, thanks to this project, I have now the funds to buy a 
> 30K€ SAN ....
> This message to say one more time that you have to work on stability 
> before any other things (features, performance, ...)
> Ciao.

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