[sheepdog-users] Is it possible to run sheepdog farm without zookeeper/corosync?

Hitoshi Mitake mitake.hitoshi at gmail.com
Fri Jun 6 07:03:14 CEST 2014

On Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 10:39 PM, Andrew J. Hobbs <ajhobbs at desu.edu> wrote:
> Without using a cluster management system you are only going to be able
> to operate on a single physical device.  Using corosync has proven
> unreliable in production.  That leaves zookeeper.  I'm not a fan of Java
> either, but sometimes you bite the bullet and drive on.

Recent analysis of my team revealed that corosync 1.4.x is unreliable
because it has a serious deadlock bug in its message delivery
mechanism. We are evaluating 2.x series and it seems to be more


> On 05/30/2014 05:01 AM, Marcin Mirosław wrote:
>> W dniu 29.05.2014 18:43, Fabian Zimmermann pisze:
>>> Hi,
>>> Am 29.05.2014 18:17, schrieb Marcin Mirosław:
>>>> without cluster soft?
>>> installing zookeeper is as easy as "apt-get install zookeeper" on
>>> debian/ubuntu.
>>> https://github.com/sheepdog/sheepdog/wiki/Cluster-Management-Backends-and-dual-NIC#zookeeper
>> Hi,
>> I'm not using debian OS. Main reason I'd like to avoid to use any
>> cluster manager is speed up of setup cluster (but maybe I'm wrong,
>> cluster manager is very, very usefull for sheepdog cluster?). I'd like
>> to avoid to install zookeeper because it needs all java stuff. I don;t
>> like java and java software, and I don't like soft which needs 500MB on
>> RES to display "Hello World";) But maybe I'm wrong and zookeeper doesn't
>> use a lot of memory.
>> Lastly, in Gentoo portage there is no package zookeeper so I would have
>> to prepare ebuild for zookeeper and its dependencies.
>> Regards!
>> Marcin
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