[Gluster-users] Not real confident in 3.3

Brian Candler B.Candler at pobox.com
Sun Jun 17 15:03:04 UTC 2012

On Sun, Jun 17, 2012 at 08:17:30AM -0400, Sean Fulton wrote:
> It's a replicated volume, but only one client was writing one
> process to the cluster, so I don't understand how you could have a
> split brain.

The write has to be made to two places at once. From what I know (which is
not much), with native client it's the client that's responsible; with NFS I
presume it's the gluster NFS server which does it.

> The other issue is that while making a tar of the
> static files on the replicated volume, I kept getting errors from
> tar that the file changed as we read it. This was content I had
> copied *to* the cluster, and only one client node was acting on it
> at a time, so there is no chance anyone or anything was updating the
> files. And this error was coming up every 6 to 10 files.

Hmm, sounds to me like it could be another symptom of replicas being out of

Your underlying filesystem does have user_xattr support I presume?

What if you run something across both bricks which shows the size and/or
sha1sum of each file, and compare them?  (Something mtree-like, or just find
| xargs sha1sum)

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