[Gluster-devel] split brain: how should it be cured?

Anand Avati anand.avati at gmail.com
Thu Jun 21 23:04:01 UTC 2012

On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 12:02 AM, Emmanuel Dreyfus <manu at netbsd.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 10:00:08PM -0700, Anand Avati wrote:
> > On the contrary, "Yesterday" example is not a split brain, but "today"
> > example is a split brain. Though I'm not sure what steps you performed
> > before you landed in that situation.
> I just killed one brick while building the NetBSD tree. As I reported
> earlier, this wrecks the filesystem beyond recovery: I have to unmount
> and remont in order to use it again. I have not been able to track
> this down to a simple test case, though.
> > The entire problem boils down to basically two attributes
> > - permission and ownership.
> What about extended attributes?
Extended attributes today are treated as an atomic unit w.r.t self-healing
(just like directory entries).

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