[Gluster-users] glusterfs unusable?

richard lucassen mailinglists at lucassen.org
Wed Mar 27 14:23:35 UTC 2019

Hello list,

glusterfs 5.4-1 on Debian Buster (both servers and clients)

I'm quite new to GFS and it's an old problem I know. When running a
simple "ls -alR" on a local directory containing 50MB and 3468 files it

real    0m0.567s
user    0m0.084s
sys     0m0.168s

Same thing for a copy of that dir on GFS takes more than 5 seconds:

real    0m5.557s
user    0m0.128s
sys     0m0.208s

Ok. But from my workstation at home, an "ls -alR" of that directory
takes more than half an hour and the upload is more than 2GB (no typo:
TWO Gigabytes). To keep it simple, the ls of a few directories:

$ time ls
all  xabc-db  xabc-dc1  xabc-gluster  xabc-mail  xabc-otp  xabc-smtp

real    0m5.766s
user    0m0.001s
sys     0m0.003s

it receives 56kB and sends 2.3 MB for a simple ls.

This is weird isn't it? Why this huge upload?

Changing these options mentioned here doesn't make any difference:


Anyone a hint? Or should I drop GFS? This is unusable IMHO.


richard lucassen

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