by on October 23, 2014

2014 “State of Gluster” poll

As we roll towards the release of GlusterFS 3.6.0, it seemed a good time to find out what and how you are using GlusterFS. To that end, we’ve got a short poll up at, which should be pretty quick for you to take. This is completely anonymous, unless you choose to opt in to allow […]

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by on October 21, 2014

Distributed Systems Prayer

Forgive me, Lord, for I have sinned.

I have written distributed systems in languages prone to race conditions and
memory leaks.

I have failed to use model checking when I should have.

I have failed to use static analysis when I should have.

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by on October 8, 2014

Setting up Sahara on OpenStack

…THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS …  Setting up Sahara on a local environment is quite easy.1) First get a VM spun up with open stack. I used the recipe here (soon to completely automate it). pas…

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by on October 7, 2014

What’s that bug to you? GlusterFS bug priority meeting

What’s that bug worth? One of the values of open source and open development is the impact of Community involvement. That involvement takes many forms, code development, innovation and evangelism, guidance for new users and solutions and identifying bugs. Finding and fixing problems in existing code is incredibly valuable in building production ready systems. And […]

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Annotated Vagrantfile

For people who dont do ruby, ever, except for using vagrant, looking into the internals can make your head spin.   Heres a bare minimum starter with some comments that help me remember wth ruby is actually doing.  Sometimes i forget that…

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by on October 2, 2014

Ceph’s Sage Weil Challenges Open Source Storage Community to Donate to the Ada Initiative

The Ada Initiative is an organization dedicated to addressing gender diversity head-on, with a specific focus on open source and open data communities. Their mission is critical, and their work is much-needed by our community.

In a blog post this week, Sage Weil, principal architect of the Ceph project at Red Hat, has agreed to match $8,192 of Ada Initiative contributions dollar-for-dollar during their fundraiser. In his post, Sage writes, “As Inktank and as DreamHost we were proud to be early supporters of the Ada Initiative. Today, I am proud to continue that support with a personal challenge to the open source storage community.”

His challenge applies to the larger open source storage world, including the Ceph, Gluster, Swift, and Linux storage and file systems communities, and goes until Wednesday, October 8th, when the Ada Initiative’s fundraising drive ends.

Dave McAllister, Gluster and Big Data Community Manager at Red Hat, followed up in a blog post on the Gluster site. “With GlusterFS as a significant part of the open storage communities, I’d like to see us also work to meet this challenge and to extend our own diversity to all,” Dave writes.

The challenge countdown is on, so donate to the Ada Initiative now.

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