[Gluster-users] hidden .gfs* files?

Jeff Darcy jdarcy at redhat.com
Tue Nov 23 19:09:53 UTC 2010

On 11/23/2010 12:41 PM, Udo Waechter wrote:
> I have some hidden .gfs* files lying around in a distributed Volume (3 bricks). Their acces time and modification time do not change any more. What are these? Something like .nfs* files?
> Can I safely remove them? Their size is as big as the (visible, non .gfs* filename) file's size.

These are temporary files created during rebalance operations, which do 
a write/rename to avoid modifying an in-use file.  Assuming that the 
matching non-.gfs files exist and seem valid, it should be safe to 
delete them.

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