[Gluster-users] gluster 3.2.0 - totally broken?

Anthony J. Biacco abiacco at formatdynamics.com
Wed May 18 16:56:06 UTC 2011

I'm using it in real-world production, lot of small files (apache
webroot mounts mostly). I've seen a bunch of split-brain and self-heal
failing when I first did the switch. After I removed and recreated the
dirs it seemed to be fine for about a week now; yeah not long, I know.

I 2nd the notion that it'd be nice to see a list of what files/dirs
gluster thinks is out of sync or can't heal. Right now you gotta go
diving into the logs.


I'm actually thinking of downgrading to 3.1.3 from 3.2.0. Wonder if I'd
have any ill-effects on the volume with a simple rpm downgrade and
daemon restart.




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From: gluster-users-bounces at gluster.org
[mailto:gluster-users-bounces at gluster.org] On Behalf Of paul simpson
Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 8:05 AM
To: Whit Blauvelt
Cc: gluster-users at gluster.org
Subject: Re: [Gluster-users] gluster 3.2.0 - totally broken?


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


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
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
in mishandling Posix group permissions is worked around (by loosening

There has been a suggestion that stat-prefetch be turned off, and
that other, non-default options are better not used.

Now, I'm not personally knowledgeable on any of this aside from the
group problem. Just asking for confirmation or not of the basic sense
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
but avoided for current production use.


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