Port Request: gluster

Timur I. Bakeyev timur at FreeBSD.org
Sun Mar 15 17:48:44 PDT 2009

Hi, Paul!

I'm working on it for quite a while, but still there are some rough
edges. What is your user experience with it?

With regards,

On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 10:12 PM, Pathiakis, Paul
<Paul.Pathiakis at ironmountain.com> wrote:
> 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
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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
> seems
>>> 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
> be
>>>> ported and supported.  This looks to be a very simple,
> straightforward
>>>> 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
> you
>>> 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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