[Gluster-users] gluster fails under heavy array job load load

Alex Chekholko chekh at stanford.edu
Fri Dec 13 22:00:19 UTC 2013

Hi Harry,

My best guess is that you overloaded your interconnect.  Do you have 
metrics for if/when your network was saturated?  That would cause 
Gluster clients to time out.

My best guess is that you went into the "E" state of your "USE 
(Utilization, Saturation, Error)" spectrum.

IME, that is a common pattern for out Lustre/GPFS clients, you get all 
kinds of weird error states if you manage to saturate your I/O for an 
extended period of time and fill all of the buffers everywhere.


On 12/12/2013 05:03 PM, harry mangalam wrote:
> Short version: Our gluster fs (~340TB) provides scratch space for a
> ~5000core academic compute cluster.
> Much of our load is streaming IO, doing a lot of genomics work, and that
> is the load under which we saw this latest failure.

Alex Chekholko chekh at stanford.edu

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