On Fri, 2001-09-28 at 06:27, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 27, 2001 at 10:35:41AM -0500, Steve Lord wrote:
> > GFS is one filesystem which is capable of this - it is a complete
> > filesystem,
> > not a layer which sits on top of another filesystem. It does cache coherency
> > by locking regions of the disk using a semaphore device (can be a software
> > device). GFS was initially developed on Irix, but I am pretty sure the
> > latest
> > stuff is linux only - they also just removed it from under the GPL.
> We, the OpenGFS group (http://www.opengfs.org) are working on OpenGFS which is
> a free fork of GFS. Currently we are working on OpenGFS 0.1 which is GFS 4.1
> minus the truckload of bugs Sistina has in it's code base.
Interesting ... I was under the impression the stuff is fairly stable?
What kind of bugs did you find?
> After that OpenGFS will diverged more, but trying to stay ondisk and - if
> possible - protocol compatible to GFS 4.x