[Samba] CTDB and nfs-ganesha

Martin Schwenke martin at meltin.net
Thu Oct 3 00:22:29 UTC 2019

Hi Max,

On Wed, 2 Oct 2019 14:30:58 +0000, Max DiOrio
<Max.DiOrio at ieeeglobalspec.com> wrote:

> Martin - thank you for this.  I don't know why I couldn't find any of
> this information anywhere.  How long has this change been in place,
> every website I see about configuring nfs-ganesha with ctdb shows the
> old information, not the new.

The change to CTDB's configuration was made in 4.9.  It was extensively
documented in the release notes
in the "CTDB changes" section.  However, I realise that people
installing distribution packages are a lot less likely to read that.  I
would hope that the relevant Debian NEWS file would highlight the
changes on upgrade, but I haven't checked.  While individual manual
pages (e.g. ctdb.conf(5) is up-to-date, and points to
ctdb-script.options(5) too) are up-to-date, perhaps there needs to be
a general section in there about configuration..

I have also tried to make the wiki section at


as clear as possible without putting in so much detail that it is a
maintenance nightmare - as you've noticed, there is more out-of-date
CTDB documentation that current documentation.  Perhaps I've made it
too brief.  :-(

> Do I need to enable the legacy 06.nfs 60.nfs files when using
> ganesha?  I assume no.

Yes, you do need them.  They call out to nfs-ganesha-callout.

peace & happiness,

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