[Gluster-users] Self Heal Confusion

John Strunk jstrunk at redhat.com
Fri Dec 21 01:26:48 UTC 2018

Assuming your bricks are up... yes, the heal count should be decreasing.

There is/was a bug wherein self-heal would stop healing but would still be
running. I don't know whether your version is affected, but the remedy is
to just restart the self-heal daemon.
Force start one of the volumes that has heals pending. The bricks are
already running, but it will cause shd to restart and, assuming this is the
problem, healing should begin...

$ gluster vol start my-pending-heal-vol force

Others could better comment on the status of the bug.


On Thu, Dec 20, 2018 at 5:45 PM Brett Holcomb <biholcomb at l1049h.com> wrote:

> I have one volume that has 85 pending entries in healing and two more
> volumes with 58,854 entries in healing pending.  These numbers are from
> the volume heal info summary command.  They have stayed constant for two
> days now.  I've read the gluster docs and many more.  The Gluster docs
> just give some commands and non gluster docs basically repeat that.
> Given that it appears no self-healing is going on for my volume I am
> confused as to why.
> 1.  If a self-heal deamon is listed on a host (all of mine show one with
> a volume status command) can I assume it's enabled and running?
> 2.  I assume the volume that has all the self-heals pending has some
> serious issues even though I can access the files and directories on
> it.  If self-heal is running shouldn't the numbers be decreasing?
> It appears to me self-heal is not working properly so how to I get it to
> start working or should I delete the volume and start over?
> I'm running gluster 5.2 on Centos 7 latest and updated.
> Thank you.
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