[Gluster-devel] spurious failures tests/bugs/tier/bug-1205545-CTR-and-trash-integration.t

Atin Mukherjee amukherj at redhat.com
Fri Jul 3 06:47:29 UTC 2015

On 07/03/2015 11:58 AM, Krishnan Parthasarathi wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
>> This is caused because when bind-insecure is turned on (which is the default
>> now), it may happen
>> that brick is not able to bind to port assigned by Glusterd for example
>> 49192-49195...
>> It seems to occur because the rpc_clnt connections are binding to ports in
>> the same range.
>> so brick fails to bind to a port which is already used by someone else.
>> This bug already exist before http://review.gluster.org/#/c/11039/ when use
>> rdma, i.e. even
>> previously rdma binds to port >= 1024 if it cannot find a free port < 1024,
>> even when bind insecure was turned off (ref to commit '0e3fd04e').
>> Since we don't have tests related to rdma we did not discover this issue
>> previously.
>> http://review.gluster.org/#/c/11039/ discovers the bug we encountered,
>> however now the bug can be fixed by
>> http://review.gluster.org/#/c/11512/ by making rpc_clnt to get port numbers
>> from 65535 in a descending
>> order, as a result port clash is minimized, also it fixes issues in rdma too
> This approach could still surprise the storage-admin when glusterfs(d) processes
> bind to ports in the range where brick ports are being assigned. We should make this
> predictable by reserving brick ports setting net.ipv4.ip_local_reserved_ports.
> Initially reserve 50 ports starting at 49152. Subsequently, we could reserve ports on demand,
> say 50 more ports, when we exhaust previously reserved range. net.ipv4.ip_local_reserved_ports
> doesn't interfere with explicit port allocation behaviour. i.e if the socket uses
> a port other than zero. With this option we don't have to manage ports assignment at a process
> level. Thoughts?
If the reallocation can be done on demand, I do think this is a better
approach to tackle this problem.
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