[Deepsea-users] ganesha direction

Jan Fajerski jfajerski at suse.com
Wed Dec 14 07:58:21 MST 2016

On Wed, Dec 14, 2016 at 09:06:50AM -0500, Eric Jackson wrote:
>Hello all,
>  Most of the ganesha configuration seems doable for both the rgw and cephfs
>backend.  Supriti and I are just going through the motions on a feature branch
>https://github.com/SUSE/DeepSea/tree/wip_ganesha.  It's not working yet, so
>sit tight.
Excellent..nice job!
>  The reason for this message is that the CephFS backend only supports the
>admin keyring at this moment.  While there is the possibility of configuring
>the CephFS backend to use a different ceph.conf (e.g. a second
>/etc/ceph/ceph.conf), that feels convoluted.
+1 This seems unnecessarily hacky.
>  In general, DeepSea does not require the admin keyring anywhere but on a
>master.  That is still the goal.  However, ganesha is a new feature so I think
>we can relax this constraint for the time being until the CephFS backend is
>configurable or has its own default.  This way, others can try out ganesha
>sooner than later.
Agreed. Considering that ganesha is a tech preview for ses4 I think this is 
fine. For a proper release we should probably change the ceph FSAL in ganesha to 
accept an option specifying a keyring or user plus secret.
>  The standard "we'll add validations, documentation, smoke signals, etc." is
>part of that, but simply not done at this time.

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