[Gluster-users] NFS problem

Jonas Bulthuis jonas.bulthuis at rug.nl
Fri Feb 5 09:26:18 UTC 2010

Hi Shehjar,

Thanks for your reply. We may be interested in testing a alpha version
in the future. I cannot tell for sure right now, but if you can send me
an e-mail at the time this version becomes available, we can see if we
can fit it in.

We're currently running the Gluster FS on Ubuntu (LTS) servers. I can
access the volumes though the Gluster client on the same machines. Do
you know whether it's possible to export the Gluster client mount point
through nfs-kernel-server instead of the user space NFS server? or would
that be unwise?

Kind regards / Met vriendelijke groet,
Jonas Bulthuis

Shehjar Tikoo wrote:
> Hi
> Due to time constraints, booster has gone untested for the last couple
> of months. I suggest using unfsd over fuse for the time
> being. We'll be releasing an alpha of the NFS translator
> somewhere in March. Let me know if you'd be interested in doing
> early testing?
> Thanks
> -Shehjar
> Jonas Bulthuis wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I'm using Gluster with cluster/replicate on two servers. On each of
>> these servers I'm exporting the replicated volume through the UNFSv3
>> booster provided by Gluster.
>> Multiple nfs clients are using these storage servers and most of the
>> time it seems to work fine. However, sometimes the clients give error
>> messages about a 'Stale NFS Handle' when trying to get a directory
>> listing of some directory on the volume (not all directories gave this
>> problem). Yesterday it happened after reinstalling the client machines.
>> All the client machines had the same problem. Rebooting the client
>> machines did not help. Eventually, restarting the UNFSv3 server solved
>> the problem.
>> At least the problem disappeared for now, but, as it happened twice in a
>> short time now, it seems likely that it will occur again.
>> Does anyone have any suggestion on how to permanently solve this problem?
>> This is the nfs booster configuration we're currently using:
>> /etc/glusterfs/cache_acceptation-tcp.vol /nfsexport_acceptation
>> glusterfs
>> subvolume=cache_acceptation,logfile=/usr/local/var/log/glusterfs/booster_acceptation.log,loglevel=DEBUG,attr_timeout=0
>> Any help will be very much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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