[Samba] ctdb and AllowMixedVersion

Sibiller, Ulrich ulrich.sibiller at atos.net
Fri Sep 17 09:07:34 UTC 2021

> On Wed, 15 Sep 2021 10:04:07 +0000, "Sibiller, Ulrich via samba"
> > ctdb offers AllowMixedVersions to disable the version check but at the
> > same time discourages its use:
> > https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Upgrading_a_CTDB_cluster
> >
> > As we are NOT using samba on these nodes but only nfsv3 I wonder if
> > using AllowMixedVersions might be tolerable in this scenario.
> It is more likely to be tolerable in this scenario, mostly due to this
> being NFS-only.   Additionally, I can't see any changes between 4.12 and
> 4.13 that will cause problems - CTDB development has been quite slow in the
> last couple of years.

Thanks, that encourages me to try it.
> These days smbd has a version check too, but you will not be subject to that.

Yes, I am aware of this, came across this with samba+.

> Not much restructuring has been done in CTDB since then due to lack of
> available development time.  However, I'm optimistic that we can soon make
> enough progress to really break rolling upgrades for CTDB in Samba 4.16! ;-)

Break it more than it already is? 😉



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