[gpfsug-discuss] filesets and mountpoint naming

Stuart Barkley stuartb at 4gh.net
Tue Sep 23 16:47:09 BST 2014

When we first started using GPFS we created several filesystems and
just directly mounted them where seemed appropriate.  We have
something like:


We are finding the overhead of separate filesystems to be troublesome
and are looking at using filesets inside fewer filesystems to
accomplish our goals (we will probably keep /home separate for now).

We can put symbolic links in place to provide the same user
experience, but I'm looking for suggestions as to where to mount the
actual gpfs filesystems.

We have multiple compute clusters with multiple gpfs systems, one
cluster has a traditional gpfs system and a separate gss system which
will obviously need multiple mount points.  We also want to consider
possible future cross cluster mounts.

Some thoughts are to just do filesystems as:

    /gpfs01, /gpfs02, etc.
    /mnt/gpfs01, etc
    /mnt/clustera/gpfs01, etc.

What have other people done?  Are you happy with it?  What would you
do differently?

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