[Gluster-users] GlusterFS 3.6.1 breaks VM images on cluster node restart

Andrus, Brian Contractor bdandrus at nps.edu
Tue Jun 9 20:17:59 UTC 2015

I was using the last latest 3.7.0 and before that 3.6.3
So far I have NOT had the issue with 3.7.1, so that makes me quite happy.

Brian Andrus

-----Original Message-----
From: Roger Lehmann [mailto:roger.lehmann at marktjagd.de] 
Sent: Monday, June 08, 2015 11:46 PM
To: Andrus, Brian Contractor; Justin Clift
Cc: gluster-users at gluster.org
Subject: Re: [Gluster-users] GlusterFS 3.6.1 breaks VM images on cluster node restart

Hi Brian,

which version were you using before 3.7.1? Did that problem occur with version 3.7.1 meanwhile?

Roger Lehmann

Am 04.06.2015 um 16:55 schrieb Andrus, Brian Contractor:
> I have similar issues with gluster and am starting to wonder if it really is stable for VM images.
> My setup is simple: 1X2=2
> I am mirroring a disk, basically.
> Trouble has been that the VM images (qcow2 files) go split-brained when one of the VMs gets busier than usual. Once that happens, heal doesn't work often and while it is in such a state, the VM often becomes unresponsive. I've had to pick on of the qcow files from a brick, copy it somewhere, delete the file from gluster and then copy the file from a brick to gluster.
> Usually that works, but sometimes I have to run fsck on the image at boot to clean things up.
> This is NOT stable, to be sure.
> Hopefully it is moot as I recently upgraded to 3.7.1 and we will see how that goes. So far, so good.
> Brian Andrus
> ITACS/Research Computing
> Naval Postgraduate School
> Monterey, California
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: gluster-users-bounces at gluster.org 
> [mailto:gluster-users-bounces at gluster.org] On Behalf Of Justin Clift
> Sent: Thursday, June 04, 2015 7:33 AM
> To: Roger Lehmann
> Cc: gluster-users at gluster.org
> Subject: Re: [Gluster-users] GlusterFS 3.6.1 breaks VM images on 
> cluster node restart
> On 4 Jun 2015, at 15:08, Roger Lehmann <roger.lehmann at marktjagd.de> wrote:
> <snip>
>> I couldn't really reproduce this in my test environment with GlusterFS 3.6.2 but I had other problems while testing (may also be because of a virtualized test environment), so I don't want to upgrade to 3.6.2 until I definitely know the problems I encountered are fixed in 3.6.2.
> <snip>
> Just to point out, version 3.6.3 was released a while ago.  It's 
> effectively 3.6.2 + bug fixes.  Have you looked at testing that? :)
> + Justin
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