[Linux-cluster] RFI quick HOWTO

Brian Jackson notiggy at gmail.com
Sun Jun 27 18:01:00 UTC 2004

On Sun, 27 Jun 2004 10:42:01 -0700, Christopher McCrory
<chrismcc at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello...
>         Last year I looked at several distributed filesystems; OpenAFS, GFS,
> and NFS.  This was for a specific project.  I settled on NFS over LVM
> over software raid5.  It works well except for a few NFS issues here
> and there.  I really wanted to go with GFS but the lack of good
> documentation held me back.  What would be ideal is a specific simple
> HOWTO on setting up a simple lab test setup.

One thing I always wanted to do with OpenGFS was create a howto-matic.
I may look at resurrecting that idea (my TODO list already has quite a
few things on it). Getting some of the good bits of docs from ogfs is
also on my TODO list.

--Brian Jackson

> something like:
> replicated with failover
> server1 fs /important_data on /dev/sdb1
> server2 fs /important_data on /dev/sdb1
> client1 mount /important_data
> client2 mount /important_data
> with no FC, no shared scsi, no dual ethernet networks.  Just the
> minimum hardware possible. Most labs already have this stuff laying
> around.
> yes? no? maybe?
> --
> Christopher McCrory
>  "The guy that keeps the servers running"
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