Gluster (and me) @ FOSDEM'16

My first FOSDEM, and it was awesome. I got to meet a lot of GlusterFS users and understood a lot about how they use GlusterFS. And I also got to meet and hear Gophers at the Go Devroom. Thank you Red Hat for sponsoring my trip here. Gluster @ FOSDEM'16 I was part of the Gluster team at FOSDEM, and hosted a Gluster stand for 2 days along with Humble (@hchiramm) and Amye (@amye)....

February 16, 2016 · 6 min

GlusterD Next Gen

I just presented a talk on GlusterD Next Gen / GlusterD-2.0 at the first ever Gluster Summit at Barcelona. I’m embedding the slide deck here for all to see. Fullscreen it to see it properly (you also need to use Chrome/Chromium to get the slide renedered correctly, some issue with CSS that I’m too lazy to fix).

May 13, 2015 · 1 min

Setting up network encryption in GlusterFS

Introduction GlusterFS has supported network encryption using TLS/SSL since GlusterFS-3.5. GlusterFS-3.5 supported encryption only on the I/O connections, ie. the connections between GlusterFS clients and servers. GlusterFS-3.6 introduced support for encrypting the manangement connections, the connections between GlusterDs within a trusted storage pool. When using network encryption, GlusterFS also uses TLS/SSL for authentication and authorization, in place of the home grown auth framework used for normal connections. Though encryption has been supported for quite some time, the number of users using it has been minimal....

May 7, 2015 · 9 min

Moved to Ghost!

I got tired of Tumblr. So I’ve moved my blog to Ghost.

September 30, 2014 · 1 min

The UNIX operating system

Probably the best and simplest intro to the Unix operating system and its principles. Straight from the guys who created it.

June 2, 2014 · 1 min

This video was created entirely using still images.

Even after watching another video describing the technique used, it’s hard to believe it. Update: Here’s the making video

November 20, 2013 · 1 min


Gogfapi A GoLang wrapper around gfapi. Something, I’ve been working on recently.

November 19, 2013 · 1 min

Time to renew this blog

It’s been more than 2 years since I last updated this blog. Lots of things have happened since then. When I did the last post, I was just 1 month into my first job at Gluster. Now, I’ve completed 2 years at Red Hat (Red Hat acquired Gluster btw). Then, I had no clue about what Gluster did anything. Now, I know of most of the guts of Gluster. Back then I had yet to install Arch Linux for the first time....

November 19, 2013 · 2 min

Street Fighter Stop Motion - Ryu VS Ken Long Yu Ken

August 8, 2011 · 0 min

Anyone out there who hasn't watched Game of Thrones, go watch it.

August 5, 2011 · 0 min