Mandatory locks support with GlusterFS v3.8


Latest version 3.8 from GlusterFS community comes out with the support for Mandatory locks. Please refer the blog post announcing the release to get an overview of all new features delivered with 3.8. This article will be a background cum architectural analysis on mandatory locks feature for GlusterFS and its further possibilities when working under various protocol environments.

Traditional/Advisory locks
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Introducing trashcan for Gluster File System v3.7


“GlusterFS is a unified, poly-protocol, scale-out filesystem serving many petabytes of data”

This is the one-liner from for describing the file system in short. GlusterFS community has made a tremendous progress in the world of distributed file systems. With the recent releases for this open-source project, it aims for something big that no other file system in this field can even dream about. Given the fact that it lacks a bit performace in case of small files, GlusterFS put forwards the following features for its next big release, GlusterFS v4.0:

  1. Thousand Node glusterd
  2. DHT scalability
  3. Small file performace improvement
  4. Better caching
  5. Data classification
  6. NSR or new style replication and much more (

This particular article on GlusterFS is focussed on explaining the newly introduced trash feature in version 3.7. Please read through the following link for a brief introduction to Gluster File system.

Introduction to GlusterFS (File System) and Installation on RHEL/CentOS and Fedora

What is Trash translator?
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