[Gluster-users] gluster 3.2.0 - totally broken?

paul simpson paul at realisestudio.com
Wed May 18 23:23:04 UTC 2011

great to know - this is very reassuring to hear!  i know it's early days for
a file-system - and that fact so many people are using it so quickly (say,
as compared to BTRFS) is amazing.  i think there's lots of goodwill here -
which can/will translate into a even more vibrant community.  i look forward
to seeing these new developments roll out.


On 18 May 2011 21:16, Anand Babu Periasamy <ab at gluster.com> wrote:

> GlusterFS is completely free. Same versions released to the community are
> used for commercial deployments too. Their issues gets higher priority
> though. Code related to other proprietary software such as VMWare, AWS,
> RightScale are kept proprietary.
> We acknowledge that we have done a poor job when it comes to  managing
> community, documentation and bug tracking. While we improved a lot since 2.x
> versions, I agree we are not there yet. We hired a lot of engineers to
> specifically focus on testing and bug fixes recently.  QA team is
> growing steadily. Lab size has been doubled. New QA lead is joining us next
> month. QA team will have closer interaction with the community moving
> forward. We also appointed Dave Garnett from HP as VP product manager and
> Vidya Sakar from Sun/Oracle as Engineering manager.
> We fully understand the importance of community. Paid vs Non-paid should
> not matter when it comes to quality of software. Intangible contributions
> from the community are equally valuable to the success of GlusterFS project.
>  We have appointed John Mark Walker as community manager. We launched
> community.gluster.org site recently. Starting next month, we will have
> regular community sessions. Problems raised by the community will also get
> prioritized.
> We are redoing the documentation completely. New system will be based on
> Red Hat's Publican. Documentation team too will closely work with the
> community.
> *Criticisms are taken positively. So please don't hesitate.*
> Thanks!
> -ab
> On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 7:05 AM, paul simpson <paul at realisestudio.com>wrote:
>> 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
>> 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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