[Gluster-users] Problems with Glusterfs and OpenVz

Alessandro Iurlano alessandro.iurlano at gmail.com
Wed Dec 15 18:55:02 UTC 2010

Hello again.

I just managed to install Proxmox on a new 64 bit machine. I then
removed the 32bit brick and peer from the gluster cluster and added
this new machine and rebalanced the volume.
Then I mounted the volume and started an OpenVZ container and I got
the same results (transport endpoint not connectd).
Tomorrow I will try recreating the volume from scratch on both the 64
bit machines.
Any other tests I might try?


On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 1:55 PM, Shain Miley <SMiley at npr.org> wrote:
> I too had problems in a mixed/OpenVZ setup recently, but as  soon as I
> started using a 64-bit on all nodes the problems went away.  This was using
> the 3.0.5 branch however.
> Shain
> -----Original Message-----
> From: gluster-users-bounces at gluster.org on behalf of Alessandro Iurlano
> Sent: Tue 12/14/2010 6:51 AM
> To: Amar Tumballi
> Cc: gluster-users at gluster.org
> Subject: Re: [Gluster-users] Problems with Glusterfs and OpenVz
> 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
> connected.
> 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,
> Alessandro
> 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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