[Gluster-users] Gluster, Samba, and VFS

David Gibbons david.c.gibbons at gmail.com
Tue Feb 11 18:28:29 UTC 2014

We use samba VFS quite heavily in our infrastructure. Integrated with AD
via winbind, load balanced SMB front-ends based on HA with auto failover.
This system has been in production for about 4 months. So far it's worked
very well.


On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 11:35 AM, Matt Miller <matt at mattandtiff.net> wrote:

> Yesterday was my first day on the list, so I had not yet seen that thread.
>  Appears to be working though.  Will have to setup some load tests.
> On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 12:42 AM, Daniel Müller <mueller at tropenklinik.de>wrote:
>> 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)
>> EDV Daniel Müller
>> Leitung EDV
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>> 72076 Tübingen
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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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