Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1464350
[RFE] Posix xlator needs to reserve disk space to prevent the brick from getting full.
Last modified: 2017-11-13 10:35:50 EST
Description of problem:
Once a brick becomes completely (100%) full, the gluster filesystem becomes inconsistent as xattr operations fail and recovery is very difficult.
A rebalance cannot be used to migrate data off the full brick as xattr operations will fail.
DHT uses a min-free-disk option to try to keep some reserve space on all bricks. However, this approach is not fool proof and should ideally be handled by the posix xlator.
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Steps to Reproduce:
Patch is posted on upstream