[Gluster-users] gluster becomes too slow, need frequent stop-start or reboot

Anh Vo vtqanh at gmail.com
Mon Jun 25 17:00:36 UTC 2018

Anyone able to help us troubleshoot this issue? This is getting worse. We
are back to our 3-replica setup but the issue is still happening. What we
have found is that if I just bring one set of bricks offline. For example
if I have (0 1 2) (3 4 5) (6 7 8) (9 10 11) and if I take the bricks 0 3 6
9, or bricks 1 4 7 10 offline then performance is super fast. The moment
all bricks are online things become very slow. It seems like gluster is
having some sort of lock contention between its members. During the period
of slowness gluster profile would show excessive time spent in LOOKUP,

     11.60     752.64 us      10.00 us 2647757.00 us      272476323
     15.83    6884.12 us      29.00 us 2190470.00 us       40626259
     27.84   80480.22 us      40.00 us 11731910.00 us        6114072
     37.83  105125.18 us      12.00 us 276088722.00 us        6359515

We have about one or two months before we need to make a decision to keep
Gluster and so far it has been a lot of headache.

On Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 10:18 AM, Anh Vo <vtqanh at gmail.com> wrote:

> Our gluster keeps getting to a state where it becomes painfully slow and
> many of our applications time out on read/write call. When this happens a
> simple ls at top level directory from the mount takes somewhere between
> 8-25s (normally it is very fast, at most 1-2s). The top level directory
> only has about 10 folders.
> The two methods to mitigate this problem have been 1) restart all GFS
> servers or 2) stop/start the volume. 2) does take somewhere between half an
> hour to an hour for gluster to get back to its desired performance.
> So far the logs don't show anything unusual but perhaps I don't know what
> I should be looking for in the logs. Even when gluster are fully functional
> we see lots of logs, hard to tell which error is harmless and what is not.
> This issue does not seem to happen with our 3 replica glusters, only with
> 2-replica-1-arbiter and 2-replica. However, our 3-replica glusters are only
> 30% full while the 2-replica ones are about 80% full.
> We're running 3.12.9 for the servers. The clients are 3.8.15, but we
> notice the slowness of operations on 3.12.9 clients as well.
> Configuration: 12 GFS servers, one brick per server, replica 2, 80T each
> brick. We used to have arbiters but thought the arbiters were causing the
> slow down so we took them out. Apparently it's not the case.
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