[Crowbar] Deploying Swift on 3TB Disks

Plaetinck, Dieter dieter at vimeo.com
Wed Jul 25 08:01:28 CDT 2012


FWIW Scott Jensen (Dell) told me 3TB storage disks for swift should work fine.

Dieter

On Wed, 25 Jul 2012 14:56:28 +0200
"Gregory_Althaus at Dell.com" <Gregory_Althaus at Dell.com> wrote:

> Dieter is correct about the OS partitions.
> 
> I think the use as storage drives is dependent currently upon the usage.  Hadoop use GPT-based partitions and should work.  I don't think we've updated the swift recipes to use GPT-based partitions, but I'm not completely sure.  This is part of the work to support larger the 2TB disks for Crowbar and its services.
> 
> Thanks,
> Greg
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: crowbar-bounces On Behalf Of Plaetinck, Dieter
> Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 4:00 AM
> To: Mike Dawson
> Cc: crowbar
> Subject: Re: [Crowbar] Deploying Swift on 3TB Disks
> 
> On Tue, 24 Jul 2012 16:27:52 -0400
> Mike Dawson <mdawson at gammacode.com> wrote:
> 
> > All,
> >
> > It appears the barclamp to deploy Swift fails with 3TB or larger disks.
> > Looking deeper at the output of chef-client, I get:
> >
> > [Tue, 24 Jul 2012 14:32:31 -0500] INFO: Processing execute[creating
> > partition 0] action run
> > (/var/cache/chef/cookbooks/swift/providers/disk.rb line 239)
> > Error: partition length of 5860509696 sectors exceeds the
> > bsd-partition-table-imposed maximum of 4294967295
> >
> > I have had success deploying to smaller disks. Has anyone else run
> > into this issue?
> >
> 
> 3TB storage disks or main OS disk? I was told 3TB OS disks are currently unsupported (something with needing EFI/GPT, and not being implemented yet in crowbar), whereas 3TB storage disks should be ok.
> 
> Dieter
> 
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