[Gluster-users] gluster with xfs

Rudi Ahlers Rudi at SoftDux.com
Mon Nov 15 14:57:36 UTC 2010

On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 1:09 PM, 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
> On Nov 15, 2010 2:53 AM, "David Lloyd" <david.lloyd at v-consultants.co.uk>
> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> We're starting to set up a 4 node gluster system. I'm currently trying
>> to decide on the low-level options, including what filesystem to use.
>> For various reasons I would be more comfortable with XFS over ext4,
>> but I read in the 'Introduction to Gluster' that 'XFS (can be slow)'.
>> I haven't found any other details about this, and wondered if anyone
>> has more information or experience of using gluster with XFS. Or if
>> anything has changed with 3.1. We don't want it to be slow, and I'm
>> happy enough using ext4 if necessary, but just wanted to see what
>> others thought first.
>> Thanks
>> David
>> --
>> David Lloyd
>> V Consultants
>> www.v-consultants.co.uk
>> _______________________________________________

Lian, as matter of interest, what kind of setup do you have? i.e what
servers / hard drive combination or configuration / hardware or
software RAID / 1GB or 10GB network, etc?

Kind Regards
Rudi Ahlers

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