[Gluster-users] Read from fastest node only

Ravishankar N ranaraya at redhat.com
Tue Aug 10 04:48:54 UTC 2021

On Tue, Aug 10, 2021 at 8:07 AM David Cunningham <dcunningham at voisonics.com>

> Hi Gionatan,
> Thanks for that reply. Under normal circumstances there would be nothing
> that needs to be healed, but how can local-node know this is really the
> case without checking the other nodes?
> If using local-node tells GlusterFS not to check other nodes for the
> health of the file at all then this sounds exactly like what we're looking
> for, although only for a GlusterFS node that is also a client. My
> understanding is that local-node isn't applicable to a machine that only
> has the client.
> Does anyone know definitively what is the case here? If not I guess we
> would need to test it.

Knowledge about the file's health is maintained in-memory by AFR xlator on
each gluster client (irrespective of where it is mounted). This info is
computed during lookup (lookups are always sent to all replica copies)
which is issued before any data operation (read, write, etc). See


> Thank you.
> On Thu, 5 Aug 2021 at 07:28, Gionatan Danti <g.danti at assyoma.it> wrote:
>> Il 2021-08-03 19:51 Strahil Nikolov ha scritto:
>> > The difference between thin and usual arbiter is that the thin arbiter
>> > takes in action only when it's needed (one of the data bricks is down)
>> > , so the thin arbiter's lattency won't affect you as long as both data
>> > bricks are running.
>> >
>> > Keep in mind that thin arbiter is less used. For example, I have never
>> > deployed a thin arbiter.
>> Maybe I am horribly wrong, but local-node reads should *not* involve
>> other nodes in any manner - ie: no checksum or voting is done for read.
>> AFR hashing should spread different files to different nodes when doing
>> striping, but for mirroring any node should have a valid copy of the
>> requested data.
>> So when using choose-local all reads which can really be local (ie: the
>> requested file is available) should not suffer from remote party
>> latency.
>> Is that correct?
>> Thanks.
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