[Gluster-users] single storage server

Whit Blauvelt whit.gluster at transpect.com
Fri May 6 14:05:41 UTC 2011

On Fri, May 06, 2011 at 09:04:20AM +0000, Max Ivanov wrote:
> Related question:
> is FUSE client smart enough to access storage directly, not via
> network if it is running on brick?

Not sure I follow the question. By "running on a brick" do you mean that the
OS was loaded from the brick?

I'm new to this, but my best guess is you really never want to go to your
Gluster storage except through a Gluster mount (or NFS3 mount of that
Gluster mount - using the Gluster client's NFS capability) whether the mount
is local or from another system. Gluster uses extended file attributes
extensively. If you start also accessing files directly, those won't be
maintained properly.

But a local mount of Gluster isn't using the network. You're just going
through fuse to the local storage. It's only going out on the network if
some of its storage is out there. It should work locally even if networking
is down. That would be easy enough to test. 

Hopefully someone will correct me if I've got some of this wrong.


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