[Gluster-users] Permission denied at some directories/files after a split brain

Alberto Bengoa bengoa at gmail.com
Mon Feb 10 13:53:08 UTC 2020

Hello guys,

We are running GlusterFS 6.6 in Replicate mode (1 x 3). After a split-brain
and a massive heal process, we noticed that our app started to receive
thousands of permissions denied while trying to access files and

Exemple log of a failed access atempt to a specific directory:

[2020-02-10 10:38:17.402080] I [MSGID: 139001]
[posix-acl.c:263:posix_acl_log_permit_denied] 0-app_data-access-control:
gfid: 092f1e28-d6a8-4ca9-95d5-75dc8ad1c835,
ctx(uid:0,gid:0,in-groups:0,perm:000,updated-fop:INVALID, acl:-)
[Permission denied]
[2020-02-10 10:38:17.402182] E [MSGID: 115056]
[server-rpc-fops_v2.c:687:server4_opendir_cbk] 0-app_data-server: 6257941:
OPENDIR /mailboxes.old/8692/211411002/Old
(092f1e28-d6a8-4ca9-95d5-75dc8ad1c835), client:
error-xlator: app_data-access-control [Permission denied]

The permission denied happens only to unprivileged users, even if that
unprivileged user is the directory owner. The root user is able to access
all files, and if we "touch" the file/directory as root it *sometimes*
fixes the problem.

We noticed inconsistent Access/Change dates. Here a stat of a directory
before touching it, showing these inconsistencies:

  File: ‘Old’
  Size: 4096       Blocks: 8          IO Block: 131072 directory
Device: 27h/39d Inode: 10388898073370567318  Links: 2
Access: (2775/drwxrwsr-x)  Uid: (  498/app)   Gid: (  498/app)
Access: 1970-01-01 01:00:00.000000000 +0100
Modify: 2020-02-07 13:21:10.365297527 +0000
Change: 1970-01-01 01:00:00.000000000 +0100
 Birth: -

I think this case is similar to the reported here[1] and discussed at
thread "ACL issue v6.6, v6.7, v7.1, v7.2", despite the fact that we are not
using libvirt. We do use ACLs, but not in this particular directory.

Any thoughts on this?

[1] - https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1797099

Alberto Bengoa
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