Real world stories (was Re: State of GFS, OCFS2, Clustering, iSCSI, etc. in Fedora)

Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski dominik at
Thu Jan 8 20:04:47 UTC 2009

On Thursday, 08 January 2009 at 15:36, Dan Horák wrote:
> David Huff píše v St 07. 01. 2009 v 10:34 -0500:
> > Dennis J. wrote:
> > > My concern right now isn't so much about the configuration of these 
> > > technologies but with the fact that they don't seem to be maintained at all 
> > > right now and in various states of disarray.
> > 
> > ahh I see what you getting at...
> > 
> > > In the regular Fedora world this isn't such a big deal I guess because a 
> > > desktop user is unlikely to use OCFS2 or GFS clustering or setup iScsi 
> > > shares but with the creation of the server SIG I'm wondering what the plans 
> > > are with regards to bringing this stuff back to life.
> > 
> > I have always just used tgtadm for setting up iscsi targets myself. I 
> > know that scsi-target-utils is a "tech preview" in RHEL however I am not 
> > sure its status in Fedora.
> > 
> > I agree that the server sig may be a good place to try and get these 
> > tools more integrated for a Fedora Server.
> The Server SIG is the right place for these technologies, but we are in
> need of input from the "real world" about current deficiencies,
> problems, success stories etc.

Here's one about Fedora 9:

I needed to move a module from one modular switch to another, which meant
disconnecting a couple of servers from their ethernet sockets for a couple
of minutes. Their network interfaces never came back. Reason? NetworkManager
never brought the interfaces up again even though the kernel logs showed
"Link up" messages. Solution: switch to the old networking scripts from


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