[Gluster-users] Problems with Glusterfs and OpenVz

Alessandro Iurlano alessandro.iurlano at gmail.com
Tue Dec 14 11:51:10 UTC 2010

Hello again Amar.

I have managed to try the latest commit from git://git.gluster.com/glusterfs
The problem happened again though this time it lasted much longer,
allowing me to do an apt-get upgrade and some other minor things. But
then the container stopped working and I get Transport endpoint is not

I am using a mixed environment for the tests. In particular, due to
hardware shortage, the gluster and OpenVz server is a 64bit machine
and the other gluster server is an old Pentium4 32bit only. Could this
mixed 32/64 bit environment be related?

Thanks for any help,

On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 3:48 PM, Alessandro Iurlano
<alessandro.iurlano at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello Amar.
> I have just tried version 3.1.2qa2 but the problem is still there.
> Should I download the git version? If so, could you provide the git
> url of the latest version?
> Thanks,
> Alessandro
> On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 3:04 PM, Amar Tumballi <amar at gluster.com> wrote:
>> Hi Alessandro,
>>>> This is an extract from an error log http://pastebin.com/66ipxbnA
>> Thanks for the bug report. We found the reason for the crash reported, and
>> fixes are already in repository. You can either wait for newer release, or
>> checkout the latest repository code for the fix.
>> Regards,
>> Amar
>> On Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 4:38 PM, Alessandro Iurlano
>> <alessandro.iurlano at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hello everybody
>>> I am evaluating Gluster as storage backend for our virtualization
>>> infrastructure but I am having problems using Glusterfs with OpenVZ.
>>> What I want to do is to store OpenVZ containers on Glusterfs
>>> filesystem and not to mount Glusterfs volumes from inside OpenVZ
>>> containers that appears to be what everyone does, according to Google
>>> results.
>>> Basically I have setup an OpenVZ server (with Proxmox) and a
>>> replicated Glusterfs volume from that server and another debian
>>> machine.
>>> I have been able to create an OpenVZ container on the Glusterfs
>>> filesystem without problems with the latest Glusterfs version 3.1.2qa1
>>> (due to the mknod bug
>>> http://bugs.gluster.com/cgi-bin/bugzilla3/show_bug.cgi?id=2145). But
>>> whenever I start this new container it lasts only a couple of minutes
>>> (just the time to boot and a couple commands) and then Glusterfs hangs
>>> and I get the error Transport Endpoint is not connected.
>>> The Gluster volume is not accessible anymore from the OpenVz server
>>> (even though this server is a gluster server itself), the container
>>> completely stops working and killing glusterfs processes does not help
>>> to recover the situation. The only way is to reboot the machine.
>>> This is an extract from an error log http://pastebin.com/66ipxbnA
>>> Any suggestions?
>>> Does anybody have any successful experience with OpenVZ and Gluster or
>>> know of any howto / documentation?
>>> Thanks in advance,
>>> Alessandro
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