[Gluster-users] Self Heal Confusion

Brett Holcomb biholcomb at l1049h.com
Wed Dec 26 18:49:15 UTC 2018

Still no change in the heals pending.  I found this reference, 
which mentions the default SELinux context for a brick and that internal 
operations such as self-heal, rebalance should be ignored. but they do 
not elaborate on what ignore means - is it just not doing self-heal or 
something else.

I did set SELinux to permissive and nothing changed.  I'll try setting 
the bricks to the context mentioned in this pdf and see what happens.

On 12/20/18 8:26 PM, John Strunk wrote:
> 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.
> -John
> On Thu, Dec 20, 2018 at 5:45 PM Brett Holcomb <biholcomb at l1049h.com 
> <mailto: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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