State of GFS, OCFS2, Clustering, iSCSI, etc. in Fedora

Milan Broz mbroz at
Wed Jan 14 09:48:47 UTC 2009

Dennis J. wrote:
> On 01/08/2009 03:36 PM, Dan Horák wrote:
>> David Huff píše v St 07. 01. 2009 v 10:34 -0500:
> [SNIP]
>> 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.

For questions about supporting the clustering technologies in Fedora better ask
on linux-cluster list (see


> That's how I ran into the problems I mentioned. In the near future I will 
> have to setup approx. 30TB of storage that needs to be available for 5-10 
> servers. The problem is that OCFS2 seems to be just plain broken, the web 
> configuration tool described in the RHEL 5 manual for GFS is no longer 
> present in Fedora and the cluster configuration tool doesn't work because 
> it tries to call command line tools in the wrong locations.
> What I'm wondering is that if fedora is the basis for RHEL then what are 
> the plans for RHEL 6 regarding these technologies. AFAIK fedora 11 will 
> form the basis for that but right now GFS and/or clustering in general 
> seems to suffer from bit-rot.
> I'm just surprised that GFS is a cornerstone of RHEL 5 but now seems to be 
> basically unmaintained or is the RHEL team maintaining forked versions of 
> these tools?

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