[Linux-cluster] Running GFS as local file system

Jonathan E Brassow jbrassow at redhat.com
Mon Feb 26 16:15:24 UTC 2007

On Feb 22, 2007, at 12:33 PM, Lin Shen (lshen) wrote:

> Is the cluster suite still required if I only use GFS as a local file
> system?


>  Based on my experiment, it seems not. I just did a gfs_mkfs on a
> partition and that's it.

If using as a local file system, use the option '-p lock_nolock'.  In 
the future, if you want to use that FS in a cluster, you must change 
the locking protocol with gfs_tool.

> How easy is it to migrate files created under other file systems (such
> as ext3, reiser etc) into GFS?



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