[Gluster-users] Gluster client 32bit
christian.fischer at easterngraphics.com
Mon Nov 15 07:22:33 UTC 2010
On Friday 12 November 2010 16:17:34 you wrote:
> Just to add...
> My previous mailing list post of compiling glusterfs 3.1.0 on Ubuntu
> Lucid 32bit:
> As stated in that posting - it is not for the feint hearted -
> definitely do not use in production until you have tested for a while
> (in fact - do not use at all - unless you are a lil nutty like myself)
> (Do not quote these as I did not throughly test)
> I managed to get short writes while using a 2 node replicated mirror
> while using small files (may be related to a similar recent 64bit
> issue) - this seemed rare though and only seemed to happen while
> mounting via NFS.
> Native fuse mounting worked well and has a better degree of locking...
> but on smaller systems (like VM's), you need at least todays standard
> of minimum memory (approx 1GB+ ?) or you will start to thrash your
> swap and things become bad.
> Test test and test...
> I love what glusterfs has to offer and can understand why they focus
> their support on 64bit and I would upgrade my distros, but I use VM's
> in Xen and 32bit VM's have a better performance on a 64 bit host than
> a 64 bit VM would.
thanks for the warning.
They perform better?
Why they do?
I can understand that their focus is on x64 for server appliances, but i can't
understand (and i hope someone will tell me why) that the native fuse client
should work only on x32 without quirks.
XCP is x32, and that's the problem here.
> I hope to be testing again... but taking more notes and doing more
> consistent tests on the next release.
> So, once again... build and test... and test some more on a non
> production cluster
> On 13 November 2010 01:17, Deadpan110 <deadpan110 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > It should work... but it is very unsupported by the devs...
> > USE AT YOUR OWN RISK...
> > I successfully used glusterfs 3.1.0 for a while on Ubuntu Lucid 32bit
> > - the only problems i encountered are a few of the ones recently
> > discussed in this mailing list for 64bit.
> > I will be implementing it again soon - I hope!
> > Martin
> > On 13 November 2010 00:54, Christian Fischer
> > <christian.fischer at easterngraphics.com> wrote:
> >> On Friday 12 November 2010 11:29:52 Bernard Li wrote:
> >>> Hi Stefano:
> >>> On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 2:18 AM, Stefano Baronio
> >>> <stefano.baronio at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>> > is there a way to have a 32bit Glusterfs client?
> >>> You can definitely build it yourself, but it is not officially
> >>> supported by Gluster. They recommend you use GlusterFS on 64-bit
> >>> architecture servers.
> >> Someone knows the reason for it?
> >> Are problems to expect on 32bit architecture?
> >>> Cheers,
> >>> Bernard
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