What happened with the GlusterFS port?
rainer at ultra-secure.de
Sat Apr 19 08:44:05 UTC 2014
Am 18.04.2014 um 21:51 schrieb Outback Dingo <outbackdingo at gmail.com>:
> On Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 3:43 PM, Sean Bruno <sbruno at ignoranthack.me> wrote:
> On Fri, 2014-04-18 at 21:30 +0200, Rainer Duffner wrote:
> > Hi,
> > does anybody know where the effort to port GluserFS to FreeBSD went?
> > There’s this (very) outdated wiki-page:
> > https://wiki.freebsd.org/GlusterFS
> > and there’s the SoC project:
> > https://wiki.freebsd.org/SummerOfCode2013/GlusterFSport
> > But nothing seems to have happened after it was finished.
> The port made decent progress over the GSOC period, but no, it never
> gained any traction to end up in the ports collection.
That is very unfortunate.
> not to hijack the thread but, glusters ancient, use riak-cs, or swift, or port leofs
Currently, the unavailability of GlusterFS in FreeBSD (vs. the availability in Linux) is sort of a deal-breaker for some projects here.
There are, regrettably, a large number of legacy applications the rely on a traditional filesystem.
An equally large number of customers continue to rely on these same applications, for the foreseeable future (and they pay us to run the stuff).
Traditionally, I would have just suggested a ZFS NFS fileserver - but it adds a single point of failure, manual failover with ZFS sends/HAST etc.
GlusterFS would eliminate this (in situations where the customer needs a number of servers anyway).
I guess, it won’t happen until somebody is paid to do it (SoC sort of proofed that) - directly or indirectly.
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