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Re: [Linux-cluster] Re: Linux-cluster Digest, Vol 20, Issue 12



gwood dragonhold org wrote:

SMB is stateful and not cluster
aware,
(please correct me here! I'm still learning)
The point is that if the application itself is storing information, then
the filesystem under it cannot (without app support) make up for this.

Hence the comment about SMB being stateful.  If the clients connections
cannot cope (locking or just data transfer) cleanly with the server
crashing/restarting, then it cannot be clustered in this way.

Personally I didn't think this applied to samba, but I don't know the
internals enough to comment.

Ahh - I see, what you are saying actually has nothing to do with unix filesystems, but samba and clients. I believe from what I've seen, that most clients will reconnect upon connection loss, and re-acquire locks and such without issue. I'm not 100% certain on this, so take it for what it's worth.

Eric



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