[Linux-cluster] Need some advice about gfs or gfs2

David Teigland teigland at redhat.com
Tue Dec 20 16:58:47 UTC 2005

On Tue, Dec 20, 2005 at 05:34:16PM +0100, Bas van der Vlies wrote:
> Our plan is to setup some nodes with GFS that export their filesystem as 
>  NFS to our (640) clients. I read the kernel archives and some other 
> discussion about gfs and gfs2. The version that maybe included in the
> vanilla kernel will be gfs2 and is incompatible with gfs filesystems.
> I now have the time to make an decission gfs or gfs2. So i need some 
> advice which version to choose?
> I have build gfs CVS stable without any problems. Gfs2 is another story 
> till now i did not succeed. I am using debian sarge for this moment. 
> Another question is when will gfs2 be included in the red-hat cluster suite?

Use GFS(1) which is stable.  GFS2 is still in development, it won't be
ready for general use for quite a while.


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