[Gluster-users] Gluster, Samba, and VFS

Lalatendu Mohanty lmohanty at redhat.com
Wed Feb 12 06:53:56 UTC 2014

On 02/11/2014 10:05 PM, Matt Miller 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.

I have written a blog post  about how to use vfs gluster plugin with 
Samba. Pasting the link below as anybody searching/reading the email in 
future will get the link.


> On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 12:42 AM, Daniel Müller 
> <mueller at tropenklinik.de <mailto: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
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>     Von: gluster-users-bounces at gluster.org
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>     [mailto: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 <mailto: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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