fs/gfs2/Kconfig v3.0-rc7


GFS2 file system support

A cluster filesystem.

Allows a cluster of computers to simultaneously use a block device
that is shared between them (with FC, iSCSI, NBD, etc...).  GFS reads
and writes to the block device like a local filesystem, but also uses
a lock module to allow the computers coordinate their I/O so
filesystem consistency is maintained.  One of the nifty features of
GFS is perfect consistency -- changes made to the filesystem on one
machine show up immediately on all other machines in the cluster.

To use the GFS2 filesystem in a cluster, you will need to enable
the locking module below. Documentation and utilities for GFS2 can
be found here: http://sources.redhat.com/cluster

The "nolock" lock module is now built in to GFS2 by default. If
you want to use the DLM, be sure to enable HOTPLUG and IPv4/6


GFS2 DLM locking

Multiple node locking module for GFS2

Most users of GFS2 will require this. It provides the locking
interface between GFS2 and the DLM, which is required to use GFS2
in a cluster environment.