[Gluster-users] Unexpected behaviour during replication heal

Anand Avati anand.avati at gmail.com
Wed Jun 29 03:35:32 UTC 2011

 Can you get us the process state dumps of the client when it is hung? (kill
-USR1 <pid> of mount and gzip /tmp/glusterdump.<pid>). That will help us
figuring out what exactly was happening.


On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 8:00 PM, Darren Austin <darren-lists at widgit.com>wrote:

> > Can you check the server (brick) logs to check the order of detected
> > disconnection and new/reconnection from the client?
> Hi,
>  It seems this wasn't due to keepalives - the system time on both server
> was a few seconds out.  After a pointer from someone off-list, I synced the
> time and ran ntpd (which I wasn't doing as this was just a test system) and
> did some more tests.
> The partial-file syndrome I noted before seems to have gone away - at least
> in terms of the file not syncing back to the previously disconnected server
> after it finds it way back into the cluster.  Once the keepalive timeout is
> reached, the client sends all the data to the second server.
> A quick question on that actually - when all servers are online, are the
> clients supposed to send the data to both at the same time?  I see from
> monitoring the traffic that the client duplicates the writes - one to each
> server?
> Also, when one of the servers disconnects, is it notmal that the client
> "stalls" the write until the keepalive time expires and the online servers
> notice one has vanished?
> Finally, during my testing I encountered a replicable hard lock up of the
> client... here's the situation:
>  Server1 and Server2 in the cluster, sharing 'data-volume' (which is /data
> on both servers).
>  Client mounts server1:data-volume as /mnt.
>  Client begins to write a large (1 or 2 GB) file to /mnt  (I just used
> random data).
>  Server1 goes down part way through the write (I simulated this by iptables
> -j DROP'ing everything from relevant IPs).
>  Client "stalls" writes until the keepalive timeout, and then continues to
> send data to Server2.
>  Server1 comes back online shortly after the keepalive timeout - but BEFORE
> the Client has written all the data toServer2.
>  Server1 and Server2 reconnect and the writes on the Client completely
> hang.
> The mounted directory on the client becomes completely in-accessible when
> the two servers reconnect.
> I had to kill -9 the dd process doing the write (along with the glusterfs
> process on the client) in order to release the mountpoint.
> I've reproduced this issue several times now and the result is always the
> same.  If the client is writing data to a server when one of the others
> comes back online after an outage, the client will hang.
> I've attached logs for one of the times I tested this - I hope it helps in
> diagnosing the problem :)
> Let me know if you need any more info.
> --
> Darren Austin - Systems Administrator, Widgit Software.
> Tel: +44 (0)1926 333680.    Web: http://www.widgit.com/
> 26 Queen Street, Cubbington, Warwickshire, CV32 7NA.
> _______________________________________________
> Gluster-users mailing list
> Gluster-users at gluster.org
> http://gluster.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/gluster-users
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://supercolony.gluster.org/pipermail/gluster-users/attachments/20110629/33c34984/attachment.html>

More information about the Gluster-users mailing list