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Mukund: Red Hat: Open Source GFS

Apr 29, 2004, 22:45 (6 Talkback[s])
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"Global File System (GFS) is a cluster file-system for operating system distributions based on the Linux kernel. It is used as a shared file-system commonly on share-accessible block storage such as fibre-channel, shared SCSI, iSCSI and FireWire (IEEE 1394) devices. Logical Volume Manager (LVM) is a Linux kernel component and a set of user-land utilities which allow a system-administrator to group physical block storage devices into logical storage pools and create logical block-storage volumes out of them which are more wieldable and manageable and provide some useful features over the partition approach. LVM2 is a newer version of LVM, which is intended for use with the Linux 2.6.x kernel and also contains some new features. GFS is developed and commercially supported along with LVM and LVM2 by a company called Sistina, which was acquired by Red Hat in January, 2004..."

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