Bug 1554905

Summary: Creating a replica 2 volume throws split brain possibility warning - which has a link to upstream Docs.
Product: Red Hat Gluster Storage Reporter: Ambarish <asoman>
Component: replicateAssignee: Ravishankar N <ravishankar>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Vijay Avuthu <vavuthu>
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Version: rhgs-3.4CC: amukherj, rhinduja, rhs-bugs, storage-qa-internal, vbellur
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Target Release: RHGS 3.4.0   
Hardware: x86_64   
OS: Linux   
Fixed In Version: glusterfs-3.12.2-6 Doc Type: If docs needed, set a value
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Last Closed: 2018-09-04 06:44:14 UTC Type: Bug
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Description Ambarish 2018-03-13 14:33:44 UTC
Description of problem:

While creating a Replica 2 volume , there's a CLI warning that *2 deploym,nets are susceptible to split brains :

[root@gqas013 /]# gluster v create double replica 2 gqas013:/bricks/G gqas016:/bricks/Aa 
Replica 2 volumes are prone to split-brain. Use Arbiter or Replica 3 to avoid this. See: http://docs.gluster.org/en/latest/Administrator%20Guide/Split%20brain%20and%20ways%20to%20deal%20with%20it/.
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volume create: double: success: please start the volume to access data

Can we add "https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-us/red_hat_gluster_storage/3.3/html-single/administration_guide/#chap-Manually_Resolving_Split-brains" instead ? 

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Comment 2 Ravishankar N 2018-03-15 04:12:39 UTC
The upstream doc points to how to avoid split-brains (by using rep 3 or arbiter) while the downstream doc points to how to resolve split-brains once we end up in one. I think we can either:

a) either display only the warning and remove the documentation link in the vol create command.


(b) Disallow creation of replica 2 volumes from the CLI altogether since we are not supporting (?) replica 2 from rhgs-3.4.0.

Atin/ Ambarish, what do you think?

Comment 4 Ravishankar N 2018-03-15 07:29:33 UTC
https://code.engineering.redhat.com/gerrit/#/c/132744/ can be taken in once acks are in place.

Comment 8 Vijay Avuthu 2018-04-12 07:42:19 UTC

Verified with below build : glusterfs-server-3.12.2-7.el7rhgs.x86_64

[root@dhcp35-61 ~]# gluster volume create 12 replica 2
Replica 2 volumes are prone to split-brain. Use Arbiter or Replica 3 to avoid this.
Do you still want to continue?
 (y/n) y
volume create: 12: success: please start the volume to access data
[root@dhcp35-61 ~]#

Comment 10 errata-xmlrpc 2018-09-04 06:44:14 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.