[Gluster-users] GlusterFS and inotify (more info)

Harshavardhana harsha at gluster.com
Tue Jan 26 08:00:38 UTC 2010

Hi Larry,

    Can you share with us the volume files you are using with GlusterFS?.
Also the scripts you are trying to run.

Gluster - http://www.gluster.com

On Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 3:31 AM, Larry Bates <larry.bates at vitalesafe.com>wrote:

> Well it seems that I can register, but the registration of the subfolders
> is so
> slow that I thought it was not working.  I have subfolders 00-ff and
> subfolders
> under them 00-ff (64K total folder structure).  Registering on normal
> storage
> took about 30 seconds.  Registering inotify watcher (recursive=True) on
> GlusterFS mount takes over 1 hr, 15 min!  Walking the tree and registering
> them
> each individually takes 6 minutes.
> -Larry
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Larry Bates [mailto:larry.bates at vitalesafe.com]
> Sent: Monday, January 25, 2010 1:51 PM
> To: 'gluster-users at gluster.org'
> Subject: GlusterFS and inotify
> I recently moved my backend storage to GlusterFS V3.0 and with one
> exception
> everything is running great.  That exception is that I had a daemon using
> inotify that was watching my storage for new files.  Upon arrival this
> watcher
> uploaded a copy of the file to Amazon S3.  This daemon had been running
> just
> fine for well over a year.  Moving to GlusterFS seems to indicate that
> inotify
> doesn't work on GlusterFS volumes.  I don't know if it is a Gluster, Fuse,
> or
> some other problem.  inotify just refuses to allow me to register the top
> level
> folder to be watched.  Before I spend a lot of time on this, I thought I'd
> bounce it off of the "experts" on this list.
> Anyone have any ideas?
> Thanks in advance,
> Larry Bates
> vitalEsafe, Inc.
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