[Gluster-users] parallel-readdir is not recognized in GlusterFS 3.12.4

Alan Orth alan.orth at gmail.com
Thu Jan 25 13:20:10 UTC 2018

By the way, on a slightly related note, I'm pretty sure either
parallel-readdir or readdir-ahead has a regression in GlusterFS 3.12.x. We
are running CentOS 7 with kernel-3.10.0-693.11.6.el7.x86_6.

I updated my servers and clients to 3.12.4 and enabled these two options
after reading about them in the 3.10.0 and 3.11.0 release notes. In the
days after enabling these two options all of my clients kept getting
disconnected from the volume. The error upon attempting to list a directory
or read a file was "Transport endpoint is not connected", after which I
would force unmount the volume with `umount -fl /home` and remount it, only
to have it get disconnected again a few hours later.

Every time the volume disconnected I looked in the client mount log and
only found information such as:

[2018-01-24 05:52:27.695225] I [MSGID: 108026]
[afr-self-heal-common.c:1656:afr_log_selfheal] 2-homes-replicate-1:
Completed metadata selfheal on ed3fbafc-734b-41ca-ab30-216399fb9168.
sources=[0]  sinks=1
[2018-01-24 05:52:27.700611] I [MSGID: 108026]
2-homes-replicate-1: performing metadata selfheal on
[2018-01-24 05:52:27.703021] I [MSGID: 108026]
[afr-self-heal-common.c:1656:afr_log_selfheal] 2-homes-replicate-1:
Completed metadata selfheal on b6a53629-a831-4ee3-a35e-f47c04297aaa.
sources=[0]  sinks=1

I enabled debug logging for that volume's client mount with `gluster volume
set homes diagnostics.client-log-level DEBUG` and then I saw this in the
client mount log the next time it disconnected:

[2018-01-24 08:55:19.138810] D [MSGID: 0] [io-threads.c:358:iot_schedule]
0-homes-io-threads: LOOKUP scheduled as fast fop
[2018-01-24 08:55:19.138849] D [MSGID: 0] [dht-common.c:2711:dht_lookup]
0-homes-dht: Calling fresh lookup for
/vchebii/revtrans/Hircus-XM_018067032.1.pep.align.fas on
[2018-01-24 08:55:19.138928] D [MSGID: 0] [io-threads.c:358:iot_schedule]
0-homes-io-threads: FSTAT scheduled as fast fop
[2018-01-24 08:55:19.138958] D [MSGID: 0] [afr-read-txn.c:220:afr_read_txn]
0-homes-replicate-1: e6ee0427-b17d-4464-a738-e8ea70d77d95: generation now
vs cached: 2, 2
[2018-01-24 08:55:19.139187] D [MSGID: 0]
[dht-common.c:2294:dht_lookup_cbk] 0-homes-dht: fresh_lookup returned for
/vchebii/revtrans/Hircus-XM_018067032.1.pep.align.fas with op_ret 0
[2018-01-24 08:55:19.139200] D [MSGID: 0]
[dht-layout.c:873:dht_layout_preset] 0-homes-dht: file =
00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000, subvol = homes-readdir-ahead-1
[2018-01-24 08:55:19.139257] D [MSGID: 0] [io-threads.c:358:iot_schedule]
0-homes-io-threads: READDIRP scheduled as fast fop

On a hunch I disabled both parallel-readdir and readdir-ahead, which I had
only enabled a few days before, and now all of the clients are much more
stable, with zero disconnections in the days since I disabled those two
volume options.

Please take a look! Thanks,

On Wed, Jan 24, 2018 at 5:59 AM Atin Mukherjee <amukherj at redhat.com> wrote:

> Adding Poornima to take a look at it and comment.
> On Tue, Jan 23, 2018 at 10:39 PM, Alan Orth <alan.orth at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I saw that parallel-readdir was an experimental feature in GlusterFS
>> version 3.10.0, became stable in version 3.11.0, and is now recommended for
>> small file workloads in the Red Hat Gluster Storage Server
>> documentation[2]. I've successfully enabled this on one of my volumes but I
>> notice the following in the client mount log:
>> [2018-01-23 10:24:24.048055] W [MSGID: 101174]
>> [graph.c:363:_log_if_unknown_option] 0-homes-readdir-ahead-1: option
>> 'parallel-readdir' is not recognized
>> [2018-01-23 10:24:24.048072] W [MSGID: 101174]
>> [graph.c:363:_log_if_unknown_option] 0-homes-readdir-ahead-0: option
>> 'parallel-readdir' is not recognized
>> The GlusterFS version on the client and server is 3.12.4. What is going
>> on?
>> [0]
>> https://github.com/gluster/glusterfs/blob/release-3.10/doc/release-notes/3.10.0.md
>> [1]
>> https://github.com/gluster/glusterfs/blob/release-3.11/doc/release-notes/3.11.0.md
>> [2]
>> https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-us/red_hat_gluster_storage/3.3/html/administration_guide/small_file_performance_enhancements
>> Thank you,
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