[Gluster-users] No removes shards, listed in "./shard/.remove_me/"

Vinayakswami Hariharmath vharihar at redhat.com
Fri Dec 4 06:31:07 UTC 2020


Bit of background about sharded file deletion:
There are 2 parts of sharded files 1. base file (1st shard or reference
shard) 2. shards of the base file stored as GFID.index
When we delete a sharded file
1. firstly entry of a base file created (In the name of GFID) under
2. next, the base file will be unlinked
3. in the background, the associated shards will be cleaned, and then
finally reference entry present at .shard/.remove_me will be removed

The reference created under .shard/.remove_me always referred to build the
path to delete the associated shards. So the background thread picks up the
".shard/remove_me" entries, builds the shards path, and deletes them.

So with your description, It looks like steps 1 and 2 are done but the
background thread is getting ESTALE while cleaning up those
.shard/.remove_me entries, the shards left undelete and space is not freed

It looks strange, why you are getting ESTALE though the entry is present at
.shard/.remove_me. Can you please post the complete logs of the time you
performed the 1st deletion? History of events also helpful to analyze the


On Fri, Dec 4, 2020 at 11:33 AM Михаил Гусев <gusevmk.uni at yandex.ru> wrote:

> Hello, I think my problem is related with this issue:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1568521
> After remove files from client (rm -rf /mountpoint/*), I get many error in
> gluster mnt log (client side):
> E [MSGID: 133021] [shard.c:3761:shard_delete_shards] 0-<volume
> name>-shard: Failed to clean up shards of gfid 4b5afa49-5446-49e2-a7ba-1b4f2ffadb12
> [Stale file handle]
> Files in mountpoint was deleted, but there are no available space after
> this operation.
> I did check - there are no files in directory .glusterfs/unlink, but many
> files are in .shard/.remove_me/
> As far as I understand glusterd server process have to check files in
> .shard/.remove_me/ and if no mapping in .glusterfs/unlink, shards must be
> removed.. But seems it not working.
> # glusterd --version
> glusterfs 8.2
> # cat /etc/redhat-release
> Red Hat Enterprise Linux release 8.3 (Ootpa)
> gluster volume type: dispersed-distribute (sharding is enabled)
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