[Gluster-users] NFS crashes - bug 1010241

Ravishankar N ravishankar at redhat.com
Thu Nov 20 01:53:55 UTC 2014

On 11/19/2014 10:11 PM, Shawn Heisey wrote:
> We are running into this crash stacktrace on 3.4.2.
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1010241
> The NFS process dies with no predictability.  I've written a shell
> script that detects the crash and runs a process to completely kill all
> gluster processes and restart glusterd, which has eliminated
> customer-facing fallout from these problems.

No kill required. `gluster volume start <volname> force` should re-spawn the dead processes.

> Because of continual stability problems from day one, the gluster
> storage is being phased out, but there are many terabytes of data still
> used there.  It would be nice to have it remain stable while we still
> use it.  As soon as we can fully migrate all data to another storage
> solution, the gluster machines will be decommissioned.
> That BZ id is specific to version 3.6, and it's always difficult for
> mere mortals to determine which fixes have been backported to earlier
> releases.

A (not so?)  easy way is to clone the source, checkout into the desired branch and grep the git-log for the commit message you're interested in.

> Has the fix for bug 1010241 been backported to any 3.4 release?

I just did the grep and no it's not. I don't know if a backport is possible.(CC'ed the respective devs). The (two) fixes are present in 3.5 though.

  If so,
> is it possible for me to upgrade my servers without being concerned
> about the distributed+replicated volume going offline?  When we upgraded
> from 3.3 to 3.4, the volume was not fully functional as soon as we
> upgraded one server, and did not become fully functional until all
> servers were upgraded and rebooted.
> Assuming again that there is a 3.4 version with the fix ... the gluster
> peers that I use for NFS do not have any bricks.  Would I need to
> upgrade ALL the servers, or could I get away with just upgrading the
> servers that are being used for NFS?

Heterogeneous op-version cluster is not supported. You would need to upgrade all servers.



> Thanks,
> Shawn
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