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Re: [Linux-cluster] SAN file system to be shared to multiple nodes



On Tue, 2006-01-10 at 13:22 -0700, rturnbull wrote:

> So my question is, what is the best file system available that is 
> production worthy and capable of running on a Slackware 10.2 distro.  
> Naturally, I would guess a lot of people would say GFS or OpenGFS, 

GFS is production ready and stable - and designed precisely for what you
are trying to do.

However, I do not know if anyone has packaged it for Slackware.  I know
it has been packaged for other distributions (apart from Red Hat
Enterprise Linux), though, such as Ubuntu and Fedora Core.

> however is it stable and production ready.  What about other shared file 
> systems such as InterMezzo or Coda?

These are distributed/disconnected file systems which solve a different
paradigm, and they require a server (or replicated servers).

GFS (6.1) does not require a server - for locks or data.  There is a
distributed lock manager for managing internal metadata and POSIX locks,
and all clients have direct access to the SAN storage.

-- Lon


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