[Gluster-users] Creation of export directory

Amar Tumballi (bulde) amar at gluster.com
Mon Nov 3 18:37:07 PST 2008


Hi Arend-Jan,

Agreed upon your point. Its possible for making mistakes in writing spec
file, and if we start without problem, this is never looked into as admin
assumes everything went smoothly. (well, if he sees the log, he can see a
warning though).

Code committed to fail the init() if the export directory is not existing
already, hence admin has to create it before starting glusterfs. Should be
available from next releases.

Regards,
Amar

2008/10/31 Arend-Jan Wijtzes <ajwytzes at wise-guys.nl>

> Dear developers,
>
> When the export directory does not exist GlusterFS tries to create it and
> (if successfull) it will continue as if everything is OK.
>
> The only reason to do this that I can think of, is to convenience a user
> who's setting up a new system.
>
> But typically if the export directory does not exist, this either points to
> a misconfiguration or, more likely, that the volume is not available (bad
> disk, raid offline etc). IMO the only proper thing to do is to produce an
> error and bail out.
>
> Regards,
> Arend-Jan
>
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