[ceph-users] CTDB Cluster Samba on Cephfs

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Wed Apr 3 15:42:01 MDT 2013

On Wed, Apr 03, 2013 at 03:53:58PM -0500, Sam Lang wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 6:32 AM, Kai Blin <kai at samba.org> wrote:
> > Hash: SHA1
> >
> > On 2013-03-28 09:16, Volker Lendecke wrote:
> >> On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 10:43:36PM -0700, Matthieu Patou wrote:
> >>> On 03/27/2013 10:41 AM, Marco Aroldi wrote:
> >>>> Hi list, I'm trying to create a active/active Samba cluster on
> >>>> top of Cephfs I would ask if Ceph fully supports CTDB at this
> >>>> time.
> >>> If I'm not wrong Ceph (even CephFS) do not support exporting a
> >>> block device or mounting the same FS more than once whereas CTDB
> >>> explicitly require that you have a distributed filesystem where
> >>> the same filesystem is mounted across all the nodes.
> >>
> >> Is that true? I thought Ceph was one of the cluster filesystems
> >> doing just that. What is Ceph if not a cluster file system?
> >
> > There's some problem with mounting the in-kernel cephfs driver on
> > systems running the osd, iirc. I had to use the fuse-based driver to
> > mount, which obviously is not too great, speed-wise.
> > See http://ceph.com/docs/master/faq/#try-ceph for a better description
> > of the issue.
> Just to let folks know, we have a ceph vfs driver for samba that we
> are testing out now.  We're planning to resolve a few of the bugs that
> we're seeing presently with smbtorture, and send a pull request to the
> samba repo.  If anyone wants to help with testing, let us know.  The
> changes currently reside in the ceph branch of
> http://github.com/ceph/samba.

One thing I noticed. Returning a struct ceph_dir_result *
cast to a DIR * struct won't work in 4.0.x as we expect
dirfd(DIR *) to return a valid file descriptor.

More as I look at it.


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