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Re: [Linux-cluster] GNBD, how good it is ?



:)

I do appreciate all that, however there are some press releases out there that are not so clear ..

There is certainly an implication in the news items I've seen that this is "THE GFS" code .. as opposed to being a new and unstable version ..

.. Incidentally, I was being kind - I've had many kernel crashes, even after getting it going ..

Regards,
Gareth.

On Thu, 2004-07-08 at 16:26 -0500, Brian Jackson wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Just a general comment;
>
> I spent some time getting a cluster running, in summary - for anyone interested (IMHO);
<snip>
> Summary (IMHO);

> a.    Performance is good and it does work
>
> b.    It looks promising, yet still alpha/beta

I'm sure I read somewhere, that the current code is considered beta.
If I'm making that up, It's implied by the fact that the DLM is quite
new, and the port to 2.6 is also pretty fresh.

>
> c.    Until mirroring is implemented clvmd, it's not really replacement for NFS given the stability

It is if you've got shared storage that implements raid.

>
> d.    Documentation is severely lacking ...

Agreed, but that's why there's a wiki, mailing list, and irc channel.

>
> I'm sure it will be good with a little more work (!) , but I was hoping for production, and it's > not quite there yet ..

I'm sure Red Hat's product for RHEL is nice, stable, and production
ready. You are playing with relatively fresh code.

--Brian

>
> Regards,
>
> Gareth.

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