[Samba] Advice about samba + GFS

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Fri May 25 02:13:58 GMT 2007

On Mon, 2007-05-21 at 17:04 +0200, stephane.purnelle at corman.be wrote:
> Hi people,
> Actually, I have a samba server with XFS filesystem.
> It run fine with no problem.
> But, I must change machine (replacement cycle).
> The hardware is from HP which distribute some tools and package for 
> managing server.
> This tools run only with update and kernel from supported distribution (in 
> this case RedHat).
> The problem is the support of XFS on RedHat distrib.
> If I want XFS on my server, I must recompile the kernel with problem about 
> Hp package !
> Another project have the objective to find a solution for clustering the 
> data and the samba server.
> And Redhat have a solution named GFS.
> And now I would like to know some experience of sysadmin about GFS and 
> samba ( on LVM and ACL )
> A little bechmarl between XFS and GFS and other link if possible.

GFS on a single node should work fine, but if you want to use the
cluster features, then you will need to use the CTDB cluster work:


You will want to discuss any cluster work on the samba-technical list. 

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Red Hat Inc.                  http://redhat.com
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