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Re: [Linux-cluster] Samba Technical thread

On Tue, Dec 07, 2004 at 03:29:32PM +0800, David Teigland wrote:
> 3. POSIX semantics
>    GFS semantics aim to copy those of a local fs exactly, while others
>    like NFS don't, although there's nothing precluding that (NFS4 can
>    be close if not exact).

Question on this.  Is there any interest in clustered block media?

Eg., what if five systems all had access to the same chunk of (virtual)  
disk via iSCSI.  Is there a way that one of those five could create an
EXT3 filesystem on that raw block-space such that all of the five 
clustered systems would see an EXT3 partition (and be able to use it 

Oh... and a side-comment.  CIFS tries, and gets fairly close, to copy 
lovsl FS semantics.  The problem is that those semantics are DOS, OS/2, 
and NTFS semantics.  The protocol has support for all of these, and there 
are some folks who have tried to add Unix semantics as well.

Chris -)-----

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