[Gluster-users] Gluster, Samba, and VFS

Xavier Hernandez xhernandez at datalab.es
Tue Feb 11 08:48:09 UTC 2014

Hi Daniel,

have you tried to set the following option into the share definition of 
smb.conf as Lalatendu said (see the bug report 
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1062674) ?

kernel share modes = no

I had a very similar problem and this option solved it.

Best regards,


El 11/02/14 07:42, Daniel Müller ha escrit:
> No, not really:
> Look at my thread: samba vfs objects glusterfs is it now working?
> I am just waiting for an answer to fix this.
> The only way I succeeded to make it work is how you descriped (exporting
> fuse mount thru samba)
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> Von: gluster-users-bounces at gluster.org
> [mailto:gluster-users-bounces at gluster.org] Im Auftrag von Matt Miller
> Gesendet: Montag, 10. Februar 2014 16:43
> An: gluster-users at gluster.org
> Betreff: [Gluster-users] Gluster, Samba, and VFS
> Stumbled upon
> https://forge.gluster.org/samba-glusterfs/samba-glusterfs-vfs/commits/master
> when trying to find info on how to make Gluster and Samba play nice as a
> general purpose file server.  I have had severe performance problems in the
> past with mounting the Gluster volume as a Fuse mount, then exporting the
> Fuse mount thru Samba.  As I found out after setting up the cluster this is
> somewhat expected when serving out lots of small files.  Was hoping VFS
> would provide better performance when serving out lots and lots of small
> files.
> Is anyone using VFS extensions in production?  Is it ready for prime time?
> I could not find a single reference to it on Gluster's main website (maybe I
> am looking in the wrong place), so not sure of the stability or
> supported-ness of this.
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