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Re: [Linux-cluster] GFS2 vs EXT3+HA-LVM



On Sat, 26 Sep 2009 14:54:18 +0100
Corey Kovacs <corey kovacs gmail com> wrote:

> However, I've come to the realization that at this time it's simply
> not reasonable to expect the same performance from GFS2 as my current
> setup. I have even been told from RedHat support that our use case
> (general purpose file server with applications and home dirs along
> with some data thrown in isn't really a good fit for using GFS2. Not
> sure I agree with that or even understand the motivation behind the
> comment but I am passed that now. The simple truth is for our
> purposes, I think he may be right and I am now exploring the idea of
> using ha-lvm with ext3. I'd not set ip up before this past week and I
> have to say it looks promising. Rsyncs, directories with lots of
> files etc. all behave as I expect them to, fast.

Why are you using HA-LVM instead of CLVM? Is there any particular
reason?

PS.: We too dumped GFS/GFS2 everywhere where we don't need the
simultaneous access from more than one node at a time, also because of
the performance.



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