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

André Bauer abauer at magix.net
Tue Sep 27 11:43:21 UTC 2016


Am 24.09.2016 um 17:29 schrieb Kevin Lemonnier:
> 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.
> Hi,
> 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
> quicker.
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