load balancing question

Richard Sharpe rsharpe at ns.aus.com
Wed Oct 9 03:29:00 GMT 2002

On Tue, 8 Oct 2002, John E. Malmberg wrote:

> Volker Lendecke wrote:
> > On Tue, Oct 08, 2002 at 07:29:44AM -0400, John E. Malmberg wrote:
> > 
> >>So it all comes down to what the underlying platform supports for shared 
> >>simultaneous disk access.
> > 
> > Even that will not help. Load Balancing SMB will not work due to the locking
> > stuff across connections. If you could get tdb's work (fast!) across nodes,
> > then we might have a chance.
> Why would the TDBs not work if they were located storage actively shared 
> between all of the hosts?  All the hosts would be reading and updating 
> the information in the same tdb.

Right, a distributed file system should support distributed locking, and 
the rate of logons should not be that high that it stretches the ability 
of the DFS to lock and unlock the file.

Richard Sharpe, rsharpe at ns.aus.com, rsharpe at samba.org, 
sharpe at ethereal.com, http://www.richardsharpe.com

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