How do I mount a GFS filesystem without starting the cluster in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4?

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A GFS filesystem can be mounted on one machine without the need to start the cluster services. The trick is to use the "lock_nolock" locking protocol.

There are a number of ways to do this:

  1. Via gfs_tool

    1. Make sure that the GFS module is loaded:

      
        modprobe gfs
        
      

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