[Linux-cluster] Configuration Between Real Servers and GFS Cluster

Gordan Bobic gordan at bobich.net
Mon Dec 28 14:49:52 UTC 2009

On 28/12/2009 14:26, Diamond Li wrote:
> let's imagine,  in this diagram, client1 and client2 are sending
> numerous requests to server1, but in meantime, there is no request
> from client3 and client4, that means server1 is overloaded,  server2
> is starving. So that is why I say we can't balance workload between3
> servers.

That sounds like something you need to deal with on the application 
level. You can't balance NFS (or CIFS, or any similar system) "per request".

The closest to what you're asking for I can think of is something like 
WebDAV (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WebDAV) on the servers, with davfs2 
(http://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/davfs2) on the clients. You could 
then put a load balancer between the clients and the servers, or use DNS 
based load balancing to achieve more even load distribution.


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