Bug 1286092 - Duplicate files seen on mount point while trying to create files which are greater than the brick size
Summary: Duplicate files seen on mount point while trying to create files which are gr...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Gluster Storage
Classification: Red Hat
Component: distribute
Version: rhgs-3.1
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
: RHGS 3.4.0
Assignee: Raghavendra G
QA Contact: Prasad Desala
Whiteboard: dht-brick-full, dht-qe-3.2, dht-3.2.0...
Depends On: 990909 1464350 1471366
Blocks: 1286095 1286134 RHGS-3.4-GSS-proposed-tracker 1503134
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Reported: 2015-11-27 10:45 UTC by Susant Kumar Palai
Modified: 2019-11-14 07:10 UTC (History)
13 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of: 990909
Last Closed: 2018-09-04 06:26:58 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

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System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2018:2607 None None None 2018-09-04 06:29:05 UTC

Comment 2 Raghavendra G 2016-07-01 10:38:26 UTC

1. Posix_mknod succeeds even though linkto xattr is not set because of no space. However the dentry/file is created. Hence this is a file with only T bit set, but without any linkto xattr.
2. Since mknod succeeds, dht proceeds to create data file on a subvol with enough space (min-free disk scenario).
3. Now we've two files and both are data files (because of lack of linkto xattr on hashed-subvol).

Also, since the file on hashed-subvol has only T bit set, all calls to IS_DHT_MIGRATION_PHASE2 succeed. This results in fops like dht_writev_cbk, dht_stat_cbk etc (fops handling migration) to falsely assume that a migration is going on and invoke dht_migration_complete_check task, which fails because of lack of linkto xattr. This error is propagated back to application in these calls (write, stat etc).


Two possible fixes.
1. make posix_mknod atomic with respect to file creation and xattr setting. It should succeed only if both succeed. When xattr setting fails, it should cleanup the file.
2. dht_linkfile_create_cbk should double check whether the file created is indeed a linkto file (by asking for linkto xattr and iatt in cbk). If it finds that file created is not a linkto file, it'll cleanup the file and fails the create call with appropriate error (ENOSPC in this case).


Comment 4 Raghavendra G 2017-12-22 07:31:40 UTC
With patch [1], this bug will go away. Note that [1] is already part of 3.4.0 branch


Comment 10 Prasad Desala 2018-05-09 09:08:28 UTC
Verified this BZ on glusterfs version 3.12.2-8.
Created files till we get "No Space left on device" on the mount point, didn't see any duplicate files(Linkto files).

Hence, moving this BZ to Verified.

Comment 12 errata-xmlrpc 2018-09-04 06:26:58 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.


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