[Gluster-users] One node goes offline, the other node can't see the replicated volume anymore

Greg Scott GregScott at infrasupport.com
Thu Jul 11 19:01:23 UTC 2013

Well…OK.  The “on my own” comment came from me after a long time and a lot of work trying to figure this out.  I just went back and checked – I posted the original question on 7/8 at 8:18 PM.  I asked a follow-up question 7/9 at 12:27 PM, roughly 16 hours later.  And then the “On my own” post was on 7/10 at 12:27 AM, or around 28 hours after my original question.   I was feeling kind of lonely and, well, on my own at the time.  All times are USA Central time.  I do work weird hours.

I certainly don’t mean to be a troll and even after all these years, I still don’t know what a troll is.  All I know is, I need help with this issue and I appreciate the advice so far.  And, frankly, without community help solving or mitigating this problem, I can’t use Gluster for my HA application because the behavior I observed creates 2 single points of failure instead of eliminating a single point of failure with redundancy.   Which creates a serious headache and I would think a problem the whole community would want to overcome.

I gave the best info I know how to give, and I did a bunch of work to try to characterize the problem and take my application out of the mix.  If I can do more or provide more info, just tell me what I can provide while I have everything sitting here in a testbed.
My challenge now is, this project was supposed to be delivered several days ago.   I’ll be out of town tomorrow so I may not be able to get back to it until Saturday.  I just don’t feel good delivering this system until I can test it some more and understand what’s going on with the issue I stumbled upon.

-          Greg

From: Joe Julian [mailto:joe at julianfamily.org]
Sent: Thursday, July 11, 2013 12:03 PM
To: John Mark Walker
Cc: Brian Candler; Greg Scott; gluster-users at gluster.org
Subject: Re: [Gluster-users] One node goes offline, the other node can't see the replicated volume anymore

The trolling is the "you're on your own" bit. We have a very helpful community.

The only questions that go unanswered on irc are the ones where the asker left.

On email, I suspect it's when the information provided stumps the readers, or some people (myself included) tend not to respond when the email has no information at all. (Not saying his had no info, just cataloging.)
John Mark Walker <johnmark at gluster.org<mailto:johnmark at gluster.org>> wrote:

This is unhelpful and trolling. Please refrain from this behavior.

Er, not so fast :)

If bad things happen to our users, I want to create the kind of environment where they feel like they can discuss it openly. Things happen, and we need to know about it.

The time to crack down would be if someone posts stuff that is off-topic or continuously rants without acknowledging current efforts. Look, he said it didn't work for him and he's evaluating other things - I don't have a problem with that.

I ask only two things in this area:

  1. if future versions attempt to solve your specific issues that you acknowledge the effort and give it a try.
  2. once you've said your piece, ie. "this doesn't work for me" and you decide to leave for other pastures, please don't continue to post stuff here that reflects on old releases and out-of-date information.


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