[Gluster-users] Gluster-users Digest, Vol 37, Issue 49

anthony garnier sokar6012 at hotmail.com
Wed May 18 15:17:53 UTC 2011

Hi Paul,

I've been testing GlusterFS since 2.0.9 in our environnement(Distributed replicated Setup with a lot of small file) and we have seen good things but also bad one. To me, the last stable version after 2.0.9 was 3.1.3(I've tested each version even the QA release). Gluster Team has added good features and done a lot of buzz on the web but that what we need know is a strong stability and reliability. 
I'm quite dispointed with the new version (geo rep does'nt work at all for me), small files performance didn't improve since 3.0.X, CIFS is still not native,. Also the change in their support model is now quite a nightmare for us(Only support CentOS and virtual Appliance). 
We have to go in production at the end of June and I have to admit I'm a bit scared.

So in a nutshell : Stability and reliability. We don't need a new version every month.


> Message: 2
> Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 15:05:27 +0100
> From: paul simpson <paul at realisestudio.com>
> Subject: Re: [Gluster-users] gluster 3.2.0 - totally broken?
> To: Whit Blauvelt <whit.gluster at transpect.com>
> Cc: gluster-users at gluster.org
> Message-ID: <BANLkTikaaDfaHOAW4kMa8_y0=N_+zbh6jw at mail.gmail.com>
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> 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,
> -paul

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