[Samba] locking and gfs

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Sun Feb 10 17:20:38 GMT 2008

On Sun, Feb 10, 2008 at 10:56:30AM -0500, Ross S. W. Walker wrote:
> > 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.
> If samba+gfs is really only feasible for single node access then
> why even use GFS? Why not just use ext3 and CLVM and have the
> logical volumes fail-over from node-to-node? It definitely
> would be a whole lot simpler to deploy.

Two points:

ctdb is made to work around this limitation. So a
cluster-enabled Samba can share the same file space via
different nodes.

Having the storage online on multiple nodes should give you
much quicker failover times. No fsck.

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