[Gluster-users] AFR'd Namespace sets creation time on directory to 1970
m.gerstner at bmiag.de
Fri Jul 18 09:54:40 UTC 2008
the servers have been restarted before this bug occurred, yes. Files in the directory in question have not been modified since the restart.
However, as I just noticed, the creation time on the directory is "fixed" when it's updated, e.g. you create a new file inside the directory.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: krishna.zresearch at gmail.com [mailto:krishna.zresearch at gmail.com] On
> Behalf Of Krishna Srinivas
> Sent: Friday, July 18, 2008 11:41 AM
> To: Markus Gerstner
> Cc: gluster-users at gluster.org
> Subject: Re: [Gluster-users] AFR'd Namespace sets creation time on
> directory to 1970
> Hi Markus,
> Did you do anything to get that problem? i.e bring a server down , create
> a new file etc? I am trying to see what steps caused this bug.
> On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 2:42 PM, Markus Gerstner <m.gerstner at bmiag.de>
> > Heya Mailing-List,
> > we're using an AFR'd Namespace with one subvolume on each server in the
> FS, client-configuration as follows:
> > volume backup-afr-ns
> > type cluster/afr
> > subvolumes backup-ns1 backup-ns2 backup-ns3 backup-ns4
> > end-volume
> > The namespace-volumes are stored on XFS, clients and servers use debian.
> XFS is mounted with "noatime"-Option.
> > Data-Volumes are stored on ext3 with noatime and user_xattr.
> > We set it up like that to ensure redundancy on the namespace without
> being dependant on the clients. Maybe this is not the proper way to use a
> namespace, if so, please let me know.
> > Should it be the proper way, I'd like to ask why the date on one
> directory suddenly changed to 1970-01-01. The date is still correct in the
> data-volumes of the servers but set to 1970 on all servers' namespace-
> volumes. Unfortunately, the "fix" from the devel-mailinglist, using "head
> -1 * > /dev/null" does not apply here for obvious reasons.
> > Is there a way to resync the namespace and reset the date or - even
> better - a way to prevent this from happening again? :-)
> > Regards,
> > Markus
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