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One more reason that GlusterFS should not be used as a SaaS offering

Joe Julian 2 years, 2 months ago

I filed a bug back in July 2013 asserting that a "feature" in the gluster CLI was a potential security bug. I've recently had that bug rejected as "Not a bug" so here it is.

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Review: MSI GX70

Joe Julian 3 years, 5 months ago

To anyone not aware, I'm a Fedora user. I've been using Fedora for my desktop machines since my 16MHz 386. There's seldom any severe issues, but occasionally there are. I abandoned Nvidia due to their abysmal support for Linux.

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"Software Defined Storage" and "Open": What the heck are they?

Joe Julian 3 years, 6 months ago

A few weeks ago, "Software Defined Storage" and "Open" were all the news in the "cloud" industry as EMC announced they had an "Open" "Software Defined Storage" solution. I heard the news and rolled my eyes. Yeah, right. ... but I was busy with real life things and didn't even have time to read the announcement, much less any of the buzz around it.

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Fedora 19 with legacy GlusterFS 3.3

Joe Julian 3 years, 10 months ago

I went into this expecting problems. Fedora 19 ships with GlusterFS 3.4.0 beta and I'm using GlusterFS 3.3 in production. I expected that I would have to downgrade my Fedora packages so I could use my volumes. I expected problems.

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PHP playing fast and loose with your data integrity

Joe Julian 3 years, 11 months ago

Had a potential GlusterFS user state that the filesystem incorrectly reported that a write succeeded even though all the servers were powered off. Since this sounded rather impossible, I asked for details and duplicated the problem. This is the php code:

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