[Samba] locking and gfs

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Sun Feb 10 00:08:04 GMT 2008

On Sun, Feb 10, 2008 at 12:51:24AM +0100, Markus Neis wrote:
> Ok I understand. People that earn more money than me made
> this decision ;-) But I wonder why Redhat offers the
> possibility in their cluster suite to setup samba services
> on top of gfs. This should be a known problem then.
> However, as I understand you its not a good idea to use
> samba with gfs unless we would use ctdb?

You can perfectly fine use samba on top of gfs, as long as
you only share your data from a single node or (more
precisely) make sure that every directory is only shared via
a single node. Different directories can be shared via
different nodes.

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