Port Request: gluster

Pathiakis, Paul Paul.Pathiakis at ironmountain.com
Wed Mar 11 14:28:42 PDT 2009

Hi to all!

Has anything progressed on this?

I'm actually building it by hand on a couple of 7.1 machines.  I expect
it will be interesting.

I still look forward to the port. :-)

Thank you!

Paul Pathiakis
UNIX/Linux Systems Engineer
Iron Mountain Digital
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-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Riggs [mailto:ports at christianserving.org] 
Sent: Friday, February 20, 2009 8:31 PM
To: David N
Cc: Pathiakis, Paul; ports at freebsd.org; Steven Kreuzer
Subject: Re: Port Request: gluster

On 02/20/2009 11:40, David N wrote:
> 2009/2/21 Pathiakis, Paul<Paul.Pathiakis at ironmountain.com>:
>> Steven,
>> I'm going to start testing it in a pre-production environment.  It
>> so straightforward, integrates with ZFS, it has simple configuration
>> files, all around, I'm hoping that it garners more
>> clustering/replication for FreeBSD.  Many of the other solutions are
>> quite tedious and setup complexity is quite annoying.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Steven Kreuzer [mailto:steven at hudson-trading.com] On Behalf Of
>> Steven Kreuzer
>> Sent: Friday, February 20, 2009 11:30 AM
>> To: Pathiakis, Paul
>> Cc: ports at freebsd.org
>> Subject: Re: Port Request: gluster
>> On Feb 20, 2009, at 9:51 AM, Pathiakis, Paul wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I'd like to request that the gluster clustering/filesystem software
>>> ported and supported.  This looks to be a very simple,
>>> and viable clustering solution which FreeBSD has always lacked.
>> This looks like a very interesting project. I might be able to take
>> some time
>> over the weekend and create a port for this.
>> Out of curiosity, have you been using it in production? If so, can
>> describe your setup
>> and your experience with it?
>> Steven Kreuzer
>> http://www.exit2shell.com/~skreuzer
> Looks promising
> http://www.gluster.org/docs/index.php/GlusterFS_on_BSD

Several weeks ago I actually created a port for glusterfs as I was
hoping to implement it myself.  I'll have to see if I saved any of my
work.  I actually had a working port, but I may have dumped it.  I will
be happy to submit it if I can find it.  I just don't know that I will
be able to maintain it.

A couple of notes from what I found:

1. It does not yet integrate with FreeBSD's implementation of ZFS (at
least not in 7.x) due to the lack of ACL support.  You can use it with a
UFS partition or a UFS zvol.  (Using a zvol requires a patch pjd@
recommended for performance improvements.)

2. Performance in my setup was not very good over 2x1Gb LAGG.  It might
be better over a faster, dedicated channel of some type.

- Jim

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