[Gluster-users] gluster with xfs

David Lloyd david.lloyd at v-consultants.co.uk
Mon Nov 15 14:46:18 UTC 2010

Thanks for that. With the hardware we've got we're hoping to get an
order of magnitude more throughput than that though.

We have:

4 nodes
12 sata disks hardware raid in each node
10Gbit ethernet
I'm getting over 1GByte/s reads and writes on the xfs filesystems locally.

typical filesize will be 10MByte, but lots of bigger and smaller files too.

there will be about 50 clients, all mounting glusterfs.

'Introduction to Gluster' also ominously states:  'There are known
challenges with other filesystems' (which would include xfs). Can
anyone expand on that?


On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 11:09 AM, Liam Slusser <lslusser at gmail.com> wrote:
> We run two somewhat large gluster clusters in production on xfs with great
> success.  I had to go with xfs as ext4 doesn't support large enough file
> systems.  Make sure you mount your xfs partitions with 64bit inode support
> and use only 64bit OS's.
> I'm still running 2.0.9 however the performance is pretty good.  We use ours
> to store media for our website and with our smaller two server four brick
> 60tb cluster I can easily push 800mbit of http traffic with an average
> object size of 2-3megs.  Not bad for a bunch of slow sata disks!
> Liam

David Lloyd
V Consultants

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