[Gluster-users] gluster 3.2.0 - totally broken?

paul simpson paul at realisestudio.com
Wed May 18 14:05:27 UTC 2011

hi guys,

we're using 3.1.3 and i'm not moving off it.  i totally agree with stephans
comments: the gluster devs *need* to concentrate on stability before adding
any new features.  it seems gluster dev is sales driven - not tech focused.
 we need less new buzz words - and more solid foundations.

gluster is a great idea - but is in danger of falling short and failing if
the current trajectory is now altered.  greater posix compatibility
(permissions, NLM locking) should be a perquisite for an NFS server. hell,
the documentation is terrible; it's hard for us users to contribute to the
community when we are groping around in the dark too.

question : is anyone using 3.2 in a real world production situation?

regards to all,


On 18 May 2011 14:54, Whit Blauvelt <whit.gluster at transpect.com> wrote:

> From reading this list, I wonder if this would be an accurate summary of
> the
> current state of Gluster:
> 3.1.3 - most dependable current version
> 3.1.4 - gained a few bugs
> 3.2.0 - not stable
> So 3.1.3 would be suitable for production systems, as long as the known bug
> in mishandling Posix group permissions is worked around (by loosening
> permissions).
> There has been a suggestion that stat-prefetch be turned off, and perhaps
> that other, non-default options are better not used.
> Now, I'm not personally knowledgeable on any of this aside from the Posix
> group problem. Just asking for confirmation or not of the basic sense I'm
> getting from those with extensive experience that 3.1.3 is essentially
> dependable, while 3.1.4 is problematic, and 3.2.0 should perhaps only be
> used if you want to gain familiarity with the new geo-replication feature,
> but avoided for current production use.
> Whit
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