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Re: [Linux-cluster] Achieving a stable cluster with a 2.6.21 kernel



On Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 2:38 AM,  <gordan bobich net> wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Apr 2008, Craig Johnston wrote:
>
>
> > We would like to achieve a stable GFS/GFS2 cluster configuration using
> > a non-Redhat distribution that is based on a 2.6.21 kernel.  Our first
> > attempt was to obtain the Fedora Core 7 source rpms for the various
> > components (cman, rgmanager, openais, etc.).  We were successful in
> > incorporating these packages into our distribution, and creating what
> > should be a working cluster configuration with multiple nodes sharing
> > a set of GFS2 file systems from an iSCSI SAN.
> >
> > The problem is that it is all very unstable, takes forever to
> > start-up, and locks up under even small load.
> >
>
>  Use GFS1. GFS2 still does that. FC6+ no longer ships with GFS1 support
> built in as standard. If you're going to stick to the tried path, use RHEL5
> (based) distributions. If you don't, you may well be better of just building
> the lot from source. It comes down to what your time is worth to you.
>
>  Gordan

Yes, we thought that we might have better luck with GFS, but like you
say it is not really available in more recent distributions.  What
would we need to do to get GFS working?  It is only the gfs-tools that
are missing, or do we need kernel changes as well?  Do the recent
versions of the cluster tools work with GFS?

Craig


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