[Gluster-users] Inputs requested on 3.2.0
jburnash at knight.com
Wed May 25 14:47:30 UTC 2011
I heartily second all of these, having had to deal with issues related to all of them.
Stability and better troubleshooting tools are the highest possible priorities for me - even now, I'm not sure I can get my user community to re-engage with using GlusterFS, though I am certainly trying.
From: gluster-users-bounces at gluster.org [mailto:gluster-users-bounces at gluster.org] On Behalf Of Mike Hanby
Sent: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 10:44 AM
To: 'Whit Blauvelt'; paul simpson
Cc: Vidya Sakar; gluster-users at gluster.org
Subject: Re: [Gluster-users] Inputs requested on 3.2.0
Also, the ability to list out all of the config settings for a volume, including those that are still at default.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: gluster-users-bounces at gluster.org [mailto:gluster-users-
> bounces at gluster.org] On Behalf Of Whit Blauvelt
> Sent: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 7:06 AM
> To: paul simpson
> Cc: Vidya Sakar; gluster-users at gluster.org
> Subject: Re: [Gluster-users] Inputs requested on 3.2.0
> On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 12:09:47PM +0100, paul simpson wrote:
> > 2/ better reporting. ie, we should be able to know which files
> are not
> > replicated. right now, there's no way knowing how safe any of
> your data
> > is. i'd be interested if this is even possible with the very
> > decentralised way gluster works?
> I agree with all Paul's points. On this one, something I notice as
> report problems with files is that we're asked to run very cryptic
> utilities to check the state of the extended attributes. Why not wrap
> in some Python, along with a few of the ways that are suggested to
> self-heal? You've got a vastly simplified initial setup for Gluster,
> compared to similar filesystems. But then for maintenance you're
> asking people to do it by hand - with neither comprehensive
> documentation of
> how to do that the hard way, nor simplified utilities do it more
> easily. If
> it never broke, this would be fine. But filesystems - even more basic
> mature ones - break all the time.
> So assume it's going to break, and make sure the tools to deal with
> that are
> readily available and usable by a sysadmin at 4 in the morning, who may
> have time to go to this list, or file a bug report and wait for
> before fixing the problem for users.
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