[Gluster-users] How to check running transactions in gluster?

Jeevan Patnaik g1patnaik at gmail.com
Mon Nov 26 04:04:19 UTC 2018

Hi Atin,

Thanks for the details. I think the issue is with few of the nodes which
aren't serving any bricks in rejected state. When I remove them from pool
and stop glusterfs in those nodes,  everything seems normal.

We keep those nodes as spares, but have glusterd runnin. coz in our
configuration, servers are also clients and we are using gluster NFS
without failover for mounts and to localize the impact if a node goes down,
we use localhost as the nfs server on each node.
mount -t nfs localhost:/volume /mointpoint

So, glusterfs should be running in these spare nodes. Now is this okay to
keep those nodes in the pool? Will they go to rejected state again and
cause transaction locks. Why aren't they in sync though they're part of the


On Mon, Nov 26, 2018, 8:22 AM Atin Mukherjee <amukherj at redhat.com wrote:

> On Mon, Nov 26, 2018 at 8:21 AM Atin Mukherjee <amukherj at redhat.com>
> wrote:
>> On Sun, Nov 25, 2018 at 8:40 PM Jeevan Patnaik <g1patnaik at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I am getting output Another transaction is in progress with few gluster
>>> volume commands including stop command. And with gluster volume status
>>> command, it's just hung and fails with timeout error.
>> This is primarily because of not allowing glusterd to complete it's
>> handshake with others when concurrent restart of glusterd services are done
>> (as I could understand from your previous email in the list). With GlusterD
>> (read as GD1) this is a current challenge w.r.t it's design where due to
>> its N X N handshaking mechanism at the restart sequence to bring all the
>> configuration data into inconsistent what we've seen is the overall
>> recovery time of the cluster can take very long if N is on the higher side
>> (in your case N = 72 which is certainly high) and hence the recommendation
>> is not to restart the glusterd services concurrently and wait for the
>> handshaking to complete.
> Forgot to mention that GlusterD2 ( https://github.com/gluster/glusterd2)
> which is in development phase addresses this design problem.
>>> So, I want to find out which transaction is hung and how to know this? I
>>> ran volume statedump command, but didn't wait till it's completed to check
>>> if it's hung or giving any resut, as it is also taking time.
>> kill -SIGUSR1 $(pidof glusterd) should get you a glusterd statedump file
>> in /var/run/gluster which can point to a backtrace dump at the bottom to
>> understand which transaction is currently in progress. In case this
>> transaction is queued up for more than 180 seconds (which is not usual) the
>> unlock timer kicks out such locks.
>>> Please help me with this.. I'm struggling with these gluster timeout
>>> errors :(
>>> Besides, I have also tuned
>>> transport.listen-backlog gluster to 200 and following kernel parameters
>>> to avoid syn overflow rejects:
>>> net.core.somaxconn = 1024
>>> net.ipv4.tcp_max_syn_backlog = 20480
>>> Regards,
>>> Jeevan.
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