[Linux-cluster] GFS on fedora

Gordan Bobic gordan at bobich.net
Mon May 5 01:07:26 UTC 2008

Oliveiros Cristina wrote:
> /"First part of the procedure is to not use FC if you plan for this to 
> be useful"
> /By this you mean that it is not a good idea to install it on FC? Is GFS 
> somewhat RH oriented?

FC is effectively RedHat alpha. There is no structural or organizational 
difference between them. The differences are in stability and the amount 
of testing that goes into things.

GFS (and RedHat Cluster Services which GFS is a part of) will run on any 
distribution, of course - it's just that you may have to build the 
correct stable packages from source, which seems pointless when you can 
have something that just works already. It's down to personal preference.

> I chose FC because I am not familiar with rh and I've read somewhere 
> that gfs would work on fc

It'll work, but running FC in a production environment is asking for 
trouble. You might as well run it on Gentoo and custom compile 
everything from bleeding edge sources, but it isn't going to help you 
achieve a stable system that has been tested by someone else other than 
just you.


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