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Description

Gluster is a software defined distributed storage that can scale to several petabytes. It provides interfaces for object, block and file storage.

Code Quality Rank: L2
Programming language: C
Tags: Distributed Filesystems     Filesystems     Software Defined Storage    
Latest version: v7.0alpha

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README

Gluster

Gluster is a software defined distributed storage that can scale to several petabytes. It provides interfaces for object, block and file storage.

Development

Contributions to gluster in the form of patches and new feature additions can be made by following steps outlined at Developers Guide.

Documentation

The Gluster documentation can be found at Gluster Docs.

Deployment

Quick instructions to build and install can be found in [INSTALL](INSTALL) file.

Testing

GlusterFS source contains some functional tests under tests/ directory. All these tests are run against every patch submitted for review. If you want your patch to be tested, please add a .t test file as part of your patch submission. You can also submit a patch to only add a .t file for the test case you are aware of.

To run these tests, on your test-machine, just run ./run-tests.sh. Don't run this on a machine where you have 'production' glusterfs is running, as it would blindly kill all gluster processes in each runs.

If you are sending a patch, and want to validate one or few specific tests, then run a single test by running the below command.

  bash# /bin/bash ${path_to_gluster}/tests/basic/rpc-coverage.t

You can also use prove tool if available in your machine, as follows.

  bash# prove -vmfe '/bin/bash' ${path_to_gluster}/tests/basic/rpc-coverage.t

Maintainers

The list of Gluster maintainers is available in [MAINTAINERS](MAINTAINERS) file.

License

Gluster is dual licensed under [GPLV2](COPYING-GPLV2) and [LGPLV3+](COPYING-LGPLV3).

Please visit the Gluster Home Page to find out more about Gluster.


*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Gluster README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.