[Gluster-users] autofs problem

Brent A Nelson brent at phys.ufl.edu
Wed Oct 20 19:27:17 UTC 2010

On Wed, 20 Oct 2010, Amar Tumballi wrote:

> Brent,
> Can you please try with 3.1.0 ? (if its a new setup)
> I remember seeing this issue long back when I was fixing 'autofs' issues
> with 3.0.x release, and fixing it. Let me recheck it again.
> Regards,
> Amar

It's not a new setup, but I went ahead and created an extremely simple 
Gluster share in 3.0.5, confirmed that it still had the autofs issue, and 
then did the same for a little 3.1.0 test.

3.1.0 did not have an autofs problem in this quick test, but 3.0.5 did. 
So, it does look like 3.1 includes a fix for this issue.

This makes me wonder how hard it would be to migrate my existing 3.0 setup 
to 3.1.  My volume specs predate volgen, although they are pretty much 
straightforward distributed replicate volumes; would my existing backend 
data be picked up okay if I created fresh 3.1 volumes but used my existing 
backend data areas? Or would there be some extended attributes in the data 
areas that might not match up with the new situation and cause problems?



> On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 1:06 AM, Brent A Nelson <brent at phys.ufl.edu> wrote:
>> I'm working on replacing my Ubuntu 8.04 desktops with Ubuntu 10.04, but
>> I've hit a snag.  Automount hangs on glusterfs (tried 3.0.4 and 3.0.5) in
>> the same manner as described on the RedHat Bugzilla:
>> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=603378
>> So, it's apparently a problem in Fedora, too.
>> It also looks like Phil Packer reported the same issue in February and
>> perhaps the same issue was also reported by Christopher Nelson in May.
>> mount -t glusterfs ... works just fine by hand, but when autofs calls it,
>> the result is 5 lingering processes: the mount command, the mount.glusterfs
>> command that it called, a glusterfs command, a zombie glusterfs, and then
>> another glusterfs.  It seems clear that autofs only called the mount command
>> once, and mount.glusterfs seesmt o have only called glusterfs once, but
>> glusterfs somehow failed and respawned a couple of times...
>> Is there a fix or workaround (other than to not use autofs)? Ubuntu 8.04
>> doesn't seem to have this issue, although I have had some machines hang up
>> eventually (with heavy computing/network use), and the symptoms seem to
>> match a hung-up autofs, so it's possible a similar issue is present but much
>> more subtle...
>> Thanks,
>> Brent Nelson
>> Director of Computing
>> Dept. of Physics
>> University of Florida
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