[Samba] LVS and SAMBA

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Wed Nov 3 08:09:18 MDT 2010

On Wed, Nov 03, 2010 at 11:03:20AM -0300, Ciro Iriarte wrote:
> Hi, would it be possible to  run two nodes with SAMBA+LDAP and a OCFS2
> filesystem, with LVS load balancing WITHOUT CTDB?. This would be
> relying only on OCFS2 file locking. The idea is to provide
> authentication, HA file service and load balancing.

That would cause data corruption. As far as I know (please
correct me if I'm wrong) OCFS2 does not support the full
semantics required for share modes, oplocks and all the
other fancy cifs features that Samba provides. That's the
point of the ctdb and clustered samba combo.


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