Description of problem:
With ctime feature enabled, self heal of symlink is failing
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. The testcase ./tests/bugs/heal-symlinks.t always fails
Self heal of symlink fails in EC volume
Self heal of symlink should not fail in EC volume
REVIEW: https://review.gluster.org/20311 (ctime: Fix self heal of symlink in EC volume) posted (#1) for review on master by Kotresh HR
COMMIT: https://review.gluster.org/20311 committed in master by "Amar Tumballi" <firstname.lastname@example.org> with a commit message- ctime: Fix self heal of symlink in EC volume
Since IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 does not require any
association of file times with symbolic links,
there is no requirement that file times be
updated by readlink() states .
stat on symlink file was generating a readlink
fop on one of the subvolumes of ec set which
in turn updates atime on that subvolume. This
causes mdata xattr to be different across ec
set and hence self heal fails. So based on ,
atime is no longer updated by readlink fop.
Signed-off-by: Kotresh HR <email@example.com>
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