[Gluster-users] gluster processes won't start when a single node is booted

Atin Mukherjee amukherj at redhat.com
Mon Sep 21 03:53:38 UTC 2015

I again echo the same, if one of the given two server is down, once
GlusterD comes up it *will not* start the bricks.

IMO, in your 3.5.x setup you never had both the servers down. So in that
case your brick process(es) can start. But if you bring down both the
GlusterD and then start one of them, it won't start the bricks, no
matter whether its 3.5/3.6/3.7. The whole idea of this design is to
ensure on a 2 node setup if one of the node is down and when the other
comes up, we never know whether the configuration is stale or not. So we
trust on other peer's configuration and then make the volume accessible.

An explicit volume start here spawns the brick process(es) because of
which you are able to mount.


On 09/20/2015 07:58 PM, Mauro M. wrote:
> Hi Atin,
> Thank you for your kind reply.
> For a "brick" down I mean the server running the gluster brick service
> completely turned off.
> I can circumvent the issue by stopping and starting again the volume as in
> my previous message. However it does not sound right as it either:
> - should not be necessary if it is supposed to work as in v3.5
> - should not work either if your hypothesis is correct
> Mauro
> On Sun, September 20, 2015 14:54, Atin Mukherjee wrote:
>> When you say a brick is down do you mean the glusterd instance on that
>> node
>> is also down? If that's the case I stand by with my point. If you meant
>> only glusterfsd process was not running then could you check whether you
>> have enabled quorum by chance?
>> -Atin
>> Sent from one plus one
>> On Sep 20, 2015 7:20 PM, "Mauro M." <gluster at ezplanet.net> wrote:
>>> It does not sound right.
>>> Further to my previous tests, if I stop and start the volume whilst
>>> brick2
>>> is down then the glusterfs processes do start and I am able to mount the
>>> volume.
>>> From the status when processes on brick1 are N/A on TCP port I execute:
>>> # gluster volume stop gv_home
>>> # gluster volume start gv_home
>>> at this point the status shows processes listening on TCP port and thus
>>> I
>>> am able to mount the volume.
>>> I inserted these steps in /etc/rc.local where know I test if /home is
>>> mounted and if not I stop and start the volume, then mount.
>>> It works to my satisfaction, however why do I have to go through this
>>> workaround when 3.5 worked flawlessly?
>>> Mauro
>>> On Sun, September 20, 2015 12:50, Atin Mukherjee wrote:
>>>> This behaviour is expected and in a 2 node cluster setup brick
>>> processes
>>> are started only when the other nodes come up. The same would be true in
>>> 3.5.x series as well. Adding a dummy node into the cluster would help
>>> you
>>>> to solve your problem.
>>>> -Atin
>>>> Sent from one plus one
>>>> On Sep 20, 2015 4:56 PM, "Mauro M." <gluster at ezplanet.net> wrote:
>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>> I hope you might help.
>>>>> I just upgraded from 3.5.6 to 3.7.4
>>>>> My configuration is 1 volume with 2 x bricks replicated.
>>>>> Normally I have brick1 running and brick2 turned off so that when I
>>> want
>>>>> to do maintenance on brick1 I turn on brick2, wait for
>>> synchronization
>>> to
>>>>> complete and turn off brick1.
>>>>> Often I just reboot brick1 with brick2 still turned off.
>>>>> With glusterfs version 3.5 I could do all of the above.
>>>>> After the upgrade to 3.7.4 if I boot brick1 (or brick2) without the
>>> other
>>>>> node, glusterd starts, but the gluster network processes won't start.
>>> Here is the output of gluster volume info:
>>>>> Volume Name: gv_home
>>>>> Type: Replicate
>>>>> Volume ID: ef806153-2a02-4db9-a54e-c2f89f79b52e
>>>>> Status: Started
>>>>> Number of Bricks: 1 x 2 = 2
>>>>> Transport-type: tcp
>>>>> Bricks:
>>>>> Brick1: brick1:/brick0/gv_home
>>>>> Brick2: brick2:/brick0/gv_home
>>>>> Options Reconfigured:
>>>>> nfs.disable: on
>>>>> config.transport: tcp
>>>>> ... and gluster volume status:
>>>>> Status of volume: gv_home
>>>>> Gluster process                         TCP Port  RDMA Port  Online
>>> Pid
>>> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>> Brick brick1:/brick0/gv_home            N/A       N/A        N
>>> N/A
>>>>> NFS Server on localhost                 N/A       N/A        N
>>> N/A
>>>>> Task Status of Volume gv_home
>>> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>> There are no active volume tasks
>>>>> Under this condition gv_home cannot be mounted.
>>>>> Only if I start brick2, once glusterd starts on brick2 the gluster
>>> processes also start on brick1 and gv_home can be mounted:
>>>>> Status of volume: gv_home
>>>>> Gluster process                         TCP Port  RDMA Port  Online
>>> Pid
>>> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>> Brick brick1:/brick0/gv_home            49158     0          Y
>>> 30049
>>>>> Brick brick2:/brick0/gv_home            49158     0          Y
>>>  14797
>>>>> Self-heal Daemon on localhost           N/A       N/A        Y
>>>  30044
>>>>> Self-heal Daemon on brick2              N/A       N/A        Y
>>>  14792
>>>>> Task Status of Volume gv_home
>>> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>> There are no active volume tasks
>>>>> Once I turn off brick2 then the volume remains available and mounted
>>> without issues (for as long that the relative gluster processes remain
>>> active, if I kill them I am back without volume).
>>>>> The issue is that I would like to safely boot one the bricks without
>>> having to boot both to get the volume back and mountable which is what
>>> I
>>>>> was able to do with glusterfs version 3.5.
>>>>> Please could you help?
>>>>> Is there any parameter to set that would enable the same behaviour as
>>> in
>>>>> 3.5?
>>>>> Thank you in advance,
>>>>> Mauro
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