Can `vfs_fruit` and `vfs_streams_xattr` be used to improve `MAC OSX Finder` performance for accessing SMB exported volumes in Red Hat Gluster Storage?

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • Full support for SMB access using the Mac OS X Finder in RHGS.
  • Bug reports state cases of bad performance while using Mac OSX Finder with Samba shares.
  • These bug reports discuss about the system calls vfs_fruit and vfs_streams_xattr, as a solution to the performance impact with OSX and SMB. .
    • Are there any known issues with enabling these VFS calls.
    • Are there are any issues with enabling these VFS objects, for example, negative interactions with Windows/Linux clients or any other VFS objects (like the shadow VFS object that makes snapshots accessible)?


  • Red Hat Gluster Storage 3.2

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