[Gluster-users] strange error hangs any access to gluster mount

Burnash, James jburnash at knight.com
Tue Mar 29 11:31:04 PDT 2011


Anyone that could give me some guidance on this would be most appreciated. Since I have two pairs of mirrors, I should be able to take down 1 of each pair to repair the problem if I knew how ... I think.

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From: gluster-users-bounces at gluster.org [mailto:gluster-users-bounces at gluster.org] On Behalf Of Burnash, James
Sent: Monday, March 28, 2011 4:07 PM
To: 'Amar Tumballi'
Cc: gluster-users at gluster.org
Subject: Re: [Gluster-users] strange error hangs hangs any access to gluster mount

Per Jeff's note below - Gluster Devs - any suggestions on how to safely fix this would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

James Burnash, Unix Engineering

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From: gluster-users-bounces at gluster.org [mailto:gluster-users-bounces at gluster.org] On Behalf Of Burnash, James
Sent: Monday, March 28, 2011 3:15 PM
To: 'Jeff Darcy'
Cc: gluster-users at gluster.org
Subject: Re: [Gluster-users] strange error hangs hangs any access to gluster mount

Thanks Jeff. That at least gives me shot at figuring out some similar problems.

It's possible that in the course of bringing up the mirrors initially I futzed something up. I'll have to check the read-write servers as well.

James Burnash, Unix Engineering

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff Darcy [mailto:jdarcy at redhat.com] 
Sent: Monday, March 28, 2011 3:09 PM
To: Burnash, James
Cc: gluster-users at gluster.org
Subject: Re: [Gluster-users] strange error hangs hangs any access to gluster mount

On 03/28/2011 02:29 PM, Burnash, James wrote:
> Sorry - paste went awry.
> 
> Updated here:
> 
> http://pastebin.com/M74LAYej

OK, that definitely shows a problem.  Here's the whole map of which
nodes are claiming which ranges:

00000000 0ccccccb: g07 on gfs17/gfs18
0ccccccc 19999997: g08 on gfs17/gfs18
19999998 26666663: g09 on gfs17/gfs18
26666664 3333332f: g10 on gfs17/gfs18
33333330 3ffffffb: g01 on gfs17/gfs18
3ffffffc 4cccccc7: g02 on gfs17/gfs18
4cccccc8 59999993: g01 on gfs14/gfs14
59999994 6666665f: g02 on gfs14/gfs14
66666660 7333332b: g03 on gfs14/gfs14
7333332c 7ffffff7: g04 on gfs14/gfs14
7ffffff8 8cccccc3: g05 on gfs14/gfs14
8cccccc4 9999998f: g06 on gfs14/gfs14
99999990 a666665b: g07 on gfs14/gfs14
a666665c b3333327: g08 on gfs14/gfs14
b3333328 b333332e: g09 on gfs14/gfs14
b333332f bffffff3: g09 on gfs14/gfs14
                   *** AND g04 on gfs17/18
bffffff4 ccccccbf: g10 on gfs14/gfs14
                   *** AND g04 on gfs17/18
ccccccc0 ccccccc7: g03 on gfs17/gfs18
                   *** AND g04 on gfs17/18
ccccccc8 d999998b: g03 on gfs17/gfs18
d999998c e6666657: *** GAP ***
e6666658 f3333323: g05 on gfs17/gfs18
f3333324 ffffffff: g06 on gfs17/gfs18

I know this all seems like numerology, but bear with me.  Note that all
of the problems seem to involve g04 on gfs17/gfs18 claiming the wrong
range, and that the range it's claiming is almost exactly twice the size
of all the other ranges.  In fact, it's the range it would have been
assigned if there had been ten nodes instead of twenty.  For example, if
that filesystem had been restored to an earlier state on gfs17/gfs18,
and then self-healed in the wrong direction (self-mangled?) you would
get exactly this set of symptoms.  I'm not saying that's what happened;
it's just a way to illustrate what these values mean and the
consequences of their being out of sync with each other.

So, why only one client?  Since you're reporting values on the servers,
I'd guess it's because only that client has remounted.  The others are
probably still operating from cached (and apparently correct) layout
information.  This is a very precarious state, I'd have to say.  You
*might* be able to fix this by fixing the xattr values on that one
filesystem, but I really can't recommend trying that without some input
from Gluster themselves.


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