[Gluster-users] question on NFS mounting

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Sun Nov 7 04:53:47 UTC 2010

Hi Folks

We have a 3.1 cluster set up, and NFS mounting is operational.  We are 
trying to get our heads around the mounting of this cluster.  What we 
found works (for a 6 brick distributed cluster) is using the same 
server:/export  in all the mounts.

My questions are

1) can we use any of the bricks for server?  We tried using another 
brick in the volume, but it doesn't seem to work.

2) if we need to use a single server for the mount, is this a 
performance bottleneck?  That is, does all the traffic have to traverse 
one brick?

3) in previous releases (3.0.x and before) we could mount the file 
system on each server.  We are doing this now with the nfs mount, but my 
concern from point 1 still stands.

We are working on understanding the performance issues with this. 
Hopefully with some benchmarks soon.



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