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Re: [Linux-cluster] GFS2 on FC6



On Tue, Feb 06, 2007 at 10:14:37AM -0600, David Teigland wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 05, 2007 at 10:35:26PM -0800, Brandon Lamb wrote:
> > On 2/5/07, Kenji Wakamiya <wkenji labs fujitsu com> wrote:
> > >David Teigland wrote:
> > >> On Mon, Feb 05, 2007 at 08:18:05PM +0900, Kenji Wakamiya wrote:
> > >>> I'm trying to use GFS2 on FC6 using hardware that had been able to
> > >>> successfully use GFS1 (tarball-1.03.00) on FC5 and Open-iSCSI (svn).
> > >>> But it is very unstable... ;-<
> > >>
> > >> If you want something stable and usable, you need to stick with GFS1.
> > >
> > >Okay, I'll wait more time for GFS2 and will try patches for GFS1 with
> > >newer kernels.  Thank you!
> > >
> > >Kenji
> > 
> > Correct me if I am wrong redhat, but it was my understanding that
> > development has moved to gfs2 and that in order to use a stable GFS v1
> > setup one would have to run older software with old kernels in order
> > to get it working?
> > 
> > Are you stuck with kernel 2.6.9 if you need stable gfs (v1)?
> 
> No, GFS1 is very much alive and current and probably will be for a long
> time.  GFS1 will be available on RHEL5 (based on 2.6.18+) just as it was
> on RHEL4.  That GFS1 code comes from the RHEL5 cvs branch in the cluster
> tree.  If you're not using RHEL, GFS1 is also being maintained for recent
> upstream kernels in the STABLE and HEAD cvs branches.
> 
> So, there are 4 versions of GFS1 that are currently being maintained:
> 
> cluster-infrastructure-v1 (cman-kernel):
> 
> 1. RHEL4 kernels		(cvs RHEL4 branch, cluster/gfs-kernel)
> 2. recent upstream kernels	(cvs STABLE branch, cluster/gfs-kernel)
> 
> cluster-infrastructure-v2 (openais):
> 
> 3. RHEL5 kernels		(cvs RHEL5 branch, cluster/gfs-kernel)
> 4. recent upstream kernels	(cvs HEAD, cluster/gfs-kernel)

Also note that all 4 versions of GFS1 here are as similar as we can make
them, so they should all weigh in at about the same level of stability.
We haven't been making changes to GFS1 apart from bug fixes for a long
time now.

Dave


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