[Gluster-users] Gluster 4.0: Update
lindsay.mathieson at gmail.com
Fri Aug 25 00:40:33 UTC 2017
I did a quick google to see what Haolo Replication was - nice feature, very
Unfortunately I also found this:
>Halo based file system replication
>US 20160028806 A1
Is this an issue?
On 25 August 2017 at 10:33, Amar Tumballi <atumball at redhat.com> wrote:
> Hello Everyone,
> 3 weeks back we (most of the maintainers of Gluster projects) had a
> meeting, and we discussed about features required for Gluster 4.0 and also
> the possible dates.
> It is agreed unanimously that the Gluster 4.0 should be feature based
> release, and not just time based.
> The discussions were on what are the blocking features for 4.0
> release, and below were some features which we are considering as blocker
> for release.
> - *glusterd2*:
> The scalable management interface, which will come with REST api
> and other admin friendly options. Will be the ONLY major blocker for
> - *Thin clients* (code: gfproxy):
> Not a blocker as it is slated to get into master branch before next
> release cut on 3.x series too. But we are calling it a major feature of 4.0
> as it brings many benefits and also change some of the assumptions and
> current design principles of glusterfs project.
> - *Protocol/XDR changes*:
> Technically, Gluster’s RPC is implemented in a way to support
> changing of protocols inbetween even the minor releases, but the major
> changes like adding another fop (like statx(), fadvise() or similar) will
> need some protocol changes.
> Also in discussion is the changes to dictionary structure on wire.
> We will continue to work on each of this individually, and plan to work
> towards meeting the release timeline.
> *Dates*: The plan is to have the release around 2 months from the date
> the final blocker patch gets into master branch.
> - Tentative: October 20th to have last patch, and Jan 1st for release.
> - Warning: The above is literally ‘tentative’, and not to be
> assumed as confirmed dates.
> features users can anticipate:
> - ‘RIO volume type’
> - Extension of snapshot support for zfs / btrfs
> - Better support and documentation for monitoring
> - Halo replication:
> - Initial patches have made it to 3.11
> - Pending work is planned to be done by 4.0
> - gNFS (Gluster’s native NFS) is expected to not be packaged for
> distributions anymore.
> - It currently is an optional package for Fedora and CentOS Storage
> SIG, but we plan to not provide it at all anymore.
> - The code stays in the repository for now, but it may get dropped
> completely later on.
> - NFS-Ganesha is the answer for NFS protocol access starting
> Gluster 4.0
> 1. Will we have 3.13 to continue the trend of 3 months release
> Answer: Yes. But, it will not be a LTS release.
> 1. Would 4.0 be LTS release ?
> Answer: No.
> More information on this topic can be found at :
> Further discussions on this will be done at Gluster Summit 2017 at Prague,
> CZ. Try to attend in person if you can!!
> Feedback welcome.
> Gluster team.
> Amar Tumballi (amarts)
> Gluster-users mailing list
> Gluster-users at gluster.org
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