[Gluster-users] [3.3 beta3] When should the self-heal daemon be triggered?

Vijay Bellur vbellur at redhat.com
Thu May 3 10:16:06 UTC 2012

On 05/03/2012 03:44 PM, Geoff Galitz wrote:
>>> I then ran the command:
>>> gluster volume heal testvol
>>> After I ran that, there was some activity, and now all the files 
>>> were populated.
>>> Was that supposed to happen automatically, eventually, or am I 
>>> missing something about how the self-heal daemon works?
>> The self-heal daemon triggers a crawl once every 600 seconds. If you 
>> wait out that interval, you should be able to see self-heals 
>> happening automatically. Else you can trigger it explicitly the way 
>> you did.
> As a follow-up question to that: does this all apply to gluster 3.2.4 
> also?  And if you manually trigger a self-heal (via doing a find + 
> stat as some of us were originally trained) multiple times within a 10 
> minute window, will that cause a problem?

This does not apply to gluster 3.2.4. Manually triggering a self-heal 
multiple times should not cause a problem. If you notice any aberration, 
please do let us know.


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