[Gluster-users] What application workloads are too slow for you on gluster?

Kevin Lemonnier lemonnierk at ulrar.net
Sat Sep 24 15:29:27 UTC 2016

On Sat, Sep 24, 2016 at 07:48:53PM +0530, Pranith Kumar Karampuri wrote:
>    hi,
>    A A A A A  I want to get a sense of the kinds of applications you tried
>    out on gluster but you had to find other alternatives because gluster
>    didn't perform well enough or the soultion would become too expensive if
>    you move to all SSD kind of setup.


Web Hosting is what comes to mind for me. Applications like prestashop, wordpress,
some custom apps ... I know that I try to use DRBD as much as I can for that since
GlusterFS makes the sites just way too slow to use, I tried both fuse and NFS (not
ganesha since I'm on debian everytime though, don't know if that matters).
Using things like OPCache and moving the application's cache outside of the volume
are helping a lot but that brings a whole loads of other problems you can't always
deal with, so most of the time I just don't use gluster for that.

Last time I really had to use gluster to host a web app I ended up installing a VM
with a disk stored on glusterfs and configuring a simple NFS server, that was way
faster than mounting a gluster volume directly on the web servers. At least that
proves VM hosting works pretty well now though !

Now I can't try tiering, unfortunatly I don't have the option of having hardware for
that, but maybe that would indeed solve it if it makes looking up lots of tiny files

Kevin Lemonnier
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