I think you are probably looking for the Global File System. The
details are here:
The GFS team would be very glad to have your help in testing :-)
> I'm messing around with some nice new hardware. I'm not quite sure how
> I'm going to have it setup in the end. Part of that depends on what I
> find with these experiments.
> Basicly I have 2 motherboards with builtin SCSI. Both of these
> motherboards are in one case with access to a 3 channel external RAID
> controller module. I have connected one channel of the controller to the
> array of drives, and the other 2 channels to the 2 motherboards. I have
> enough flexibility with the controller to divide the storage provided by
> the array of drives in half and only allow each motherboard to see their
> What I'd like to do is allow both motherboards to be able to read and
> write to a shared area of the array. Obviously 2 seperate systems writing
> to the same file at the same time would be a bad thing. So I need some
> sort of machine independant file system locking.
> I don't think any filesystem driver that ships with the kernel supports
> this. Are their any filesystems that support this at all? Where can I
> find the patches for one that does? This machine isn't going into active
> use for a while, so this will give me some time to play with this, and
> possibly get some testing in for the author of the filesystem.
> ...and sometimes, late at night I get these twitches. Like dead people get.
> (Or, as I prefer to call them, perfect computer users)
> --The BOFH
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