[Gluster-users] File size in brick

Brian Foster bfoster at redhat.com
Thu Jun 27 13:48:35 UTC 2013

On 06/26/2013 09:39 PM, kenji kondo wrote:
> Hello Brian,
> Thank you very much for your advices.
> Unfortunately, my gluster version 3.2.7 doesn't support the option.
> But I'm planning to update the version in near future.
> So is there recommended version although I planed 3.3.2?

>From looking at the source tree, this feature went into 3.3.1 so you
should be fine with 3.3.2.


> Best regard,
> Kondo
> 2013/06/27 1:39、Brian Foster <bfoster at redhat.com> のメッセージ:
>> On 06/26/2013 10:55 AM, kenji kondo wrote:
>>> Hello everyone,
>>> I'm using a stripe volume with 9 bricks. I have a question about file size
>>> in bricks.
>>> After copy a file of 700GB into the stripe volume, I checked the file size
>>> by using "du" and/or "ls -ls" command.
>>> But file size increase up to about 5TB. Also I checked the file size in
>>> brick. Those file sizes was about 5TB / 9 brick for each brick.
>>> In my understanding, the sparse file are created by glusterfsd with XFS
>>> file system. So I expected that the actual file size shall be 700 GB / 9
>>> because file in brick has any holes according to 'stripe-block-size'. But
>>> it seems not correct.
>>> This fact is not happy for me because actual available total size decrease.
>>> But I feel something wrong for this fact.
>>> Is this stripe volume normally working? Or I mistook something about
>>> setting?
>> It's most likely aggressive speculative preallocation in XFS that is
>> filling up the space that is expected to remain unallocated. Independent
>> workarounds have been made in recent versions of gluster and XFS to
>> better deal with this issue. You can try to enable the
>> cluster.stripe-coalesce option on your gluster volume to avoid this problem.
>> Brian
>>> Best regards,
>>> K. Kondo
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