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authorLouis Zuckerman <>2011-07-29 18:03:41 -0400
committerAnand Avati <>2011-08-03 23:10:47 -0700
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parent3780881e1bc4387f55e065508fb8fad371fc2b51 (diff)
Provides an upstart job for glusterd on Ubuntu, solving Bug 3282
Mounting from localhost in fstab fails at boot on ubuntu when glusterd is started by debian initscript. A new directory, extras/Ubuntu, contains the new upstart job (glusterd.conf) and a brief README.Ubuntu file. This makes the upstart job available to package maintainers like the SysV initscripts are in extras/init.d. This has been tested on Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick. Change-Id: I6ccd06054e920cd6dc45dba4eb8ab89aa30f8b47 BUG: 3282 Reviewed-on: Tested-by: Gluster Build System <> Reviewed-by: Anand Avati <>
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+Bug 3282 - Mounting from localhost in fstab fails at boot on ubuntu
+Ubuntu uses upstart instead of init to bootstrap the system and it has a unique
+way of handling fstab, using a program called mountall(8). As a result,
+glusterfs mounts in fstab are tried before the glusterd service is running. In
+the case where the client is also a server and the volume is mounted from
+localhost, the mount fails at boot time. An upstart job for glusterd is needed
+to correct this.
+The glusterd.conf file contains the necessary configuration for upstart to
+manage the glusterd service. It should be placed in /etc/init/glusterd.conf
+on Ubuntu systems, and then the old initscript /etc/init.d/glusterd can be
+It can also be added to Ubuntu deb packages by placing it in debian/upstart
+inside the source package (or debian/glusterd.upstart if the source package
+builds multiple binary packages.)
+This affects all versions of glusterfs on the ubuntu platform.