[Gluster-users] .gluster folder full of dangling symlinks

Jocelyn Hotte jocelyn.hotte at ubisoft.com
Fri Sep 27 17:22:41 UTC 2013

Also, you mention a changelog, is there anywhere I can view the changelog?

I’ve stumbled upon the issue because I was trying to do a rebalance of my data, and it didn’t seem to work (it scanned 262 files when I have over millions of files). In the rebalance logs, I’ve seen things like these:
[2013-09-27 14:10:22.189899] E [dht-rebalance.c:1336:gf_defrag_fix_layout] 0-gv0-dht: /data/tst/00 gfid not present

That’s what made me think about missing symlinks

From: Jocelyn Hotte
Sent: 27 septembre 2013 11:09
To: 'John Mark Walker'
Cc: gluster-users at gluster.org
Subject: RE: [Gluster-users] .gluster folder full of dangling symlinks

I’m using the glusterfs 3.3.2 built on Jul 21 2013 16:38:56
Repository revision: git://git.gluster.com/glusterfs.git

To clear symlinks, we used the following command in the .gluster folder: symlinks –dr .

We did the healing last week, and my servers all have an uptime of 14 days

From: John Mark Walker [mailto:johnmark at gluster.org]
Sent: 27 septembre 2013 11:06
To: Jocelyn Hotte
Cc: gluster-users at gluster.org
Subject: Re: [Gluster-users] .gluster folder full of dangling symlinks

What version are you using?

Don't know if there's a command to automatically clean out the directory, but Gluster seems to think that there's a changelog of files that need healing. Did you have a replicated server go offline for a bit?


Hello, I have a Gluster cluster with the following layout: 4 x 2
I have one brick which its .gluster folder is full of dangling links. We’ve tried cleaning them out and triggering a heal, but they keep coming back. Is there something I could try?

-          Jocelyn

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