[Gluster-users] GlusterFS Failing to write Maya/Renderman Studio Pointcloud files

Anand Avati avati at gluster.com
Wed Jul 22 09:07:02 PDT 2009

> I have a 4 node cluster in test production and this is quite the problem.
> Linux Fedora 10/11 client Fuse 2.74 Gluster 2.0.3
> Gentoo 2.6.27-gentoo-r8 server Gluster 2.0.3
> When mounted native the filesystem does not complete the writing of
> Point Cloud files. When mounted via CIFS (glusterfs exported via
> Samba) it writes the files.
> I started an strace of the process but it crashed. Too many steps
> before it actually gets to the Point Cloud generation. Renderman
> Studio runs via Maya so that is VERY slow on the strace as well.
> Any ideas of how to solve this problem?
> Everything thing else is working. Had a problem with Houdini Mantra in
> Gluster 2.0.1 that was fixed with an upgrade to 2.0.3. I was hoping
> 2.0.4 would fix this problem but no dice.

Can you try mounting glusterfs with --disable-direct-io-mode and see
if that has any effect?


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