[Gluster-devel] Should we enable features.locks-notify.contention by default ?

Ashish Pandey aspandey at redhat.com
Thu May 30 07:03:43 UTC 2019

I am only concerned about in-service upgrade. 
If a feature/option is not present in V1, then I would prefer not to enable it by default on V2. 
We have seen some problem in other-eager-lock when we changed it to enable by default. 


----- Original Message -----

From: "Amar Tumballi Suryanarayan" <atumball at redhat.com> 
To: "Xavi Hernandez" <xhernandez at redhat.com> 
Cc: "gluster-devel" <gluster-devel at gluster.org> 
Sent: Thursday, May 30, 2019 12:04:43 PM 
Subject: Re: [Gluster-devel] Should we enable features.locks-notify.contention by default ? 

On Thu, May 30, 2019 at 11:34 AM Xavi Hernandez < xhernandez at redhat.com > wrote: 

Hi all, 

a patch [1] was added some time ago to send upcall notifications from the locks xlator to the current owner of a granted lock when another client tries to acquire the same lock (inodelk or entrylk). This makes it possible to use eager-locking on the client side, which improves performance significantly, while also keeping good performance when multiple clients are accessing the same files (the current owner of the lock receives the notification and releases it as soon as possible, allowing the other client to acquire it and proceed very soon). 

Currently both AFR and EC are ready to handle these contention notifications and both use eager-locking. However the upcall contention notification is disabled by default. 

I think we should enabled it by default. Does anyone see any possible issue if we do that ? 

If it helps performance, we should ideally do it. 

But, considering we are days away from glusterfs-7.0 branching, should we do it now, or wait for branch out, and make it default for next version? (so that it gets time for testing). Considering it is about consistency I would like to hear everyone's opinion here. 





[1] https://review.gluster.org/c/glusterfs/+/14736 


Amar Tumballi (amarts) 


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