[Gluster-users] Problems with Glusterfs and OpenVz

Alessandro Iurlano alessandro.iurlano at gmail.com
Mon Dec 13 14:48:40 UTC 2010

Hello Amar.

I have just tried version 3.1.2qa2 but the problem is still there.
Should I download the git version? If so, could you provide the git
url of the latest version?


On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 3:04 PM, Amar Tumballi <amar at gluster.com> wrote:
> Hi Alessandro,
>>> This is an extract from an error log http://pastebin.com/66ipxbnA
> Thanks for the bug report. We found the reason for the crash reported, and
> fixes are already in repository. You can either wait for newer release, or
> checkout the latest repository code for the fix.
> Regards,
> Amar
> On Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 4:38 PM, Alessandro Iurlano
> <alessandro.iurlano at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello everybody
>> I am evaluating Gluster as storage backend for our virtualization
>> infrastructure but I am having problems using Glusterfs with OpenVZ.
>> What I want to do is to store OpenVZ containers on Glusterfs
>> filesystem and not to mount Glusterfs volumes from inside OpenVZ
>> containers that appears to be what everyone does, according to Google
>> results.
>> Basically I have setup an OpenVZ server (with Proxmox) and a
>> replicated Glusterfs volume from that server and another debian
>> machine.
>> I have been able to create an OpenVZ container on the Glusterfs
>> filesystem without problems with the latest Glusterfs version 3.1.2qa1
>> (due to the mknod bug
>> http://bugs.gluster.com/cgi-bin/bugzilla3/show_bug.cgi?id=2145). But
>> whenever I start this new container it lasts only a couple of minutes
>> (just the time to boot and a couple commands) and then Glusterfs hangs
>> and I get the error Transport Endpoint is not connected.
>> The Gluster volume is not accessible anymore from the OpenVz server
>> (even though this server is a gluster server itself), the container
>> completely stops working and killing glusterfs processes does not help
>> to recover the situation. The only way is to reboot the machine.
>> This is an extract from an error log http://pastebin.com/66ipxbnA
>> Any suggestions?
>> Does anybody have any successful experience with OpenVZ and Gluster or
>> know of any howto / documentation?
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Alessandro
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