[Gluster-users] cannot nfs mount glusterFS

Craig Carl craig at gluster.com
Wed Nov 3 18:41:28 UTC 2010

There is a bug filed, Gluster should throw a warning when you start the volume. Please keep us updated as you test, let me know f you have any other questions. 


Craig Carl 

Gluster, Inc. 
Cell - (408) 829-9953 (California, USA) 
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From: "Matt Hodson" <matth at geospiza.com> 
To: "Vikas Gorur" <vikas at gluster.com> 
Cc: gluster-users at gluster.org 
Sent: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 11:34:29 AM 
Subject: Re: [Gluster-users] cannot nfs mount glusterFS 

HA! that was it. dolt! thank you. i was going crazy looking at other 


Matt Hodson 
Scientific Customer Support, Geospiza 
(206) 633-4403, Ext. 111 

On Nov 3, 2010, at 11:26 AM, Vikas Gorur wrote: 

> On Nov 3, 2010, at 11:18 AM, Matt Hodson wrote: 
>> I just installed distributed gluster FS on 2 CentOS 5 boxes. 
>> install and configuration seemed to go fine. gluterd is running. 
>> firewalls/iptables are off. however for the life of me i cannot 
>> nfs mount the main gluster server from either a OSX or a CentOS 5 
>> box. I use NFS often and have a fair amount of experience with it 
>> so i've reviewed most of the common pitfalls. 
>> here's the command that fails from centos: 
>> $ sudo mount -v -t nfs /mnt/gluster/ 
>> mount: trying prog 100003 vers 3 prot tcp port 2049 
>> mount: trying prog 100005 vers 3 prot udp port 909 
>> mount: failed, reason given by server: No such 
>> file or directory 
>> and the same one from OSX 10.5 
>> sudo mount -v -t nfs /gluster/ 
>> mount_nfs: can't access /gs-test: No such file or directory 
>> what's weird is that i can mount actual dirs on the gluster server, 
>> just not the gluster VOLNMAE. in other words, this command works 
>> fine because it's mounting an actual dir. 
>> $sudo mount -v -t nfs /mnt/gluster/ 
> You have the kernel NFS service running. That is why you can mount 
> regular directories on the gluster server. 
> When you try to mount Gluster the kernel NFS server is actually 
> looking for a directory called /gs-test, which ofcourse does not 
> exist. You need to stop the kernel NFS service and stop and start 
> the gluster volume. 
> ------------------------------ 
> Vikas Gorur 
> Engineer - Gluster, Inc. 
> ------------------------------ 

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