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What's a GlusterFest?

GlusterFest is a marathon to perform QA on release candidates before they're unleashed "in the wild."


The next GlusterFest begins:

  • Thursday 13th February 2014 at midnight UTC/GMT (4pm Wednesday US Pacific time)

It ends at:

  • Wednesday 19th of February 2014 at 23:59 UTC/GMT (3:59pm Wednesday US Pacific time)

Testing Focus

For this GlusterFest, we will divide testing into two groups:

  • Scale-out performance testing
  • Feature testing

Scale-out Performance Testing

For scale-out operations and testing, we need to start by deploying GlusterFS. For the Gluster experienced, you can follow your own recipes, or use James Shubin's Puppet-Gluster module -

Instructions for easy deploying with vagrant are here:

You'll probably want to read the three earlier articles to get comfortable with the process. Once you're comfortable, you'll wonder how you were ever able to get work done without this!

For Glusterfest specifics, read this article:

I'd recommend you try out a simple deploy with 3.4 at least once first. Let me know if you have any questions or problems. I'm purpleidea on irc.

Next, read Ben England's Performance_Testing page. Ben walks users through the use of iozone, a popular tool for filesystem benchmarking, and Smallfile, Ben's project for testing metadata intensive workloads, with particular emphasis on GlusterFS and other distributed filesystems.

Feature Testing

Every major release has new features which have gone through a modicum of functional testing, but probably not on a great diversity of architectures. Look through the 3.5 feature page and test each feature.

GlusterFest Details

Please join us for all the GlusterFest excitement, including:

  • New features in 3.5
  • Basic volume life cycle operations
  • More advanced operations (adding and removing nodes, changing volume options)

Find a new bug that is confirmed by the Gluster QE team, and we'll send you a free t-shirt! (Please post your contact email and bugzilla #)

How to Get Started

For this upcoming GlusterFest we're using 3.5.0 beta1.

To build from source, see this link. To build from git, see this link.

  • Step through test procedures (see below) - feel free to add your own to the list.

Test Plans

Post links to your testing results below.

For performance testing, iozone and smallfile output reports, some of which are quite lengthy. You may wish to post the full results on a separate wiki page and then link to it from here (or If you are using an rpm based distribution, we would love to have the output of `sosreport -e infiniband` for your storage nodes. Otherwise, please provide the following with your test results:

  • cat /proc/cpuinfo
  • Memory size, NUMA yes/no, etc

For feature testing, run all the new features you can and report whether they worked. This can be reported on the grid below.

Bug Reports

If you come across a bug, please report it on our bugzilla tracker, making sure to search to see if it has already been reported. Please include a link to your bug in your reports below.

Also, please be sure to send an email to the gluster-devel mailing list and include a link to your bugzilla ticket.

GlusterFS test cases

Perforance Testing

User Iozone link Smallfile link Bug reports
(my user name) (iozone reults link) (smallfile results link) (bug report link)
(user 2)

Feature Testing

User AFR CLI Expose Vol Capabilities File Snapshots gfid Access Comp/ Decomp No NFS Restart Quota Scalability readdir ahead Zerofill Brick Failure Detection Disk Encrypt Improved BD Xlator Bug reports
(my user name) y/n y/n y/n y/n y/n y/n y/n y/n y/n y/n y/n y/n y/n (all bugzilla links)


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