[Linux-cluster] Re: Linux-cluster Digest, Vol 20, Issue 12

gwood at dragonhold.org gwood at dragonhold.org
Tue Dec 13 15:52:15 UTC 2005

>>>SMB is stateful and not cluster
> (please correct me here! I'm still learning)
The point is that if the application itself is storing information, then
the filesystem under it cannot (without app support) make up for this.

Hence the comment about SMB being stateful.  If the clients connections
cannot cope (locking or just data transfer) cleanly with the server
crashing/restarting, then it cannot be clustered in this way.

Personally I didn't think this applied to samba, but I don't know the
internals enough to comment.

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