[Gluster-Maintainers] [Gluster-devel] Another regression in release-3.7 and master

Kaushal M kshlmster at gmail.com
Thu Apr 7 13:54:05 UTC 2016

On Thu, Apr 7, 2016 at 6:23 PM, Kaushal M <kshlmster at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 7, 2016 at 6:00 PM, Atin Mukherjee <amukherj at redhat.com> wrote:
>> On 04/07/2016 05:37 PM, Kaushal M wrote:
>>> On 7 Apr 2016 5:36 p.m., "Niels de Vos" <ndevos at redhat.com
>>> <mailto:ndevos at redhat.com>> wrote:
>>>> On Thu, Apr 07, 2016 at 05:13:54PM +0530, Kaushal M wrote:
>>>> > On Thu, Apr 7, 2016 at 5:11 PM, Kaushal M <kshlmster at gmail.com
>>> <mailto:kshlmster at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>>> > > We've hit another regression.
>>>> > >
>>>> > > With management encryption enabled, daemons like NFS and SHD don't
>>>> > > start on the current heads of release-3.7 and master branches.
>>>> > >
>>>> > > I still have no clear root cause for it, and would appreciate some
>>> help.
>>>> >
>>>> > This was working with 3.7.9 from what I've heard.
>>>> Do we have a simple test-case for this? If someone write a script, we
>>>> should be able to "git bisect" it pretty quickly.
>>> I am doing this right now.
>> "b33f3c9 glusterd: Bug fixes for IPv6 support" has caused this
>> regression. I am yet to find the RCA though.
> git-bisect agrees with this as well.
> I initially thought it was because GlusterD didn't listen on IPv6
> (checked using `ss`).
> This change makes it so that connections to localhost use ::1 instead
> of, and so the connection failed.
> This should have caused all connection attempts to fail, irrespective
> of it being encrypted or not.
> But the failure only happens when management encryption is enabled.
> So this theory doesn't make sense.

This is the part of the problem!

The initial IPv6 connection to ::1 fails for non encrypted connections as well.
But these connections correctly retry connect with the next address
once the first connect attempt fails.
Since the next address is, the connection succeeds, volfile
is fetched and the daemon starts.

Encrypted connections on the other hand, give up after the first
failure and don't attempt a reconnect.
This is somewhat surprising to me, as I'd recently fixed an issue
which caused crashes when encrypted connections attempted a reconnect
after a failure to connect.

I'll diagnose this a little bit more and try to find a solution.

> One other thing was on my laptop, even bricks failed to start when
> glusterd was started with management encryption.
> But on a VM, the bricks started, but other daemons failed.
>>>> Niels
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