Bug 1613512 - Backport glusterfs-client memory leak fix to 3.12.x
Summary: Backport glusterfs-client memory leak fix to 3.12.x
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Product: GlusterFS
Classification: Community
Component: fuse
Version: 3.12
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
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Assignee: bugs@gluster.org
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Reported: 2018-08-07 17:31 UTC by Alex
Modified: 2018-09-05 05:10 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

Fixed In Version: glusterfs-3.12.3
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Last Closed: 2018-09-05 05:10:51 UTC
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Mount Type: fuse
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Red Hat Bugzilla 1593826 None CLOSED Glusterfs being killed due to out of memory situation 2019-09-18 18:13:53 UTC

Description Alex 2018-08-07 17:31:48 UTC
Description of problem:

For the past 1-2 weeks, we've experienced major memory leaks in the glusterfs-client, resulting in glusterfs consuming whatever RAM is available until the machine dies.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

glusterfs-client 3.12.12-ubuntu1~xenial1

How reproducible:

Leave a k8s pod running with a small MySQL database and over a few days the associated glusterfs mount will grown to use all the free RAM.

Steps to Reproduce:

The bug has apparently been spotted and a patch committed:



Actual results:

Consuming ram until it OOM or kills the machine.

Expected results:

Consume a normal amount of RAM according to the configured cache performance flags.

Additional info:

As suggested, I'm opening this issue to track a backport of the 
  Change-Id: If4cc4c2db075221b9ed731bacb7cc035f7007c5b back into 3.12.x branch.


Comment 1 Atin Mukherjee 2018-08-11 11:31:18 UTC
Amar - I see the patch mentioned is written by you. Would you take care of the backport request?

Comment 2 Worker Ant 2018-08-13 14:10:32 UTC
REVIEW: https://review.gluster.org/20723 (cluster/afr: Fix dict-leak in pre-op) posted (#1) for review on release-3.12 by Amar Tumballi

Comment 3 Amar Tumballi 2018-08-13 14:39:24 UTC
Atin, while the RCA above was wrong, I could identify the proper fix, and posted the patch.

Comment 4 Worker Ant 2018-08-17 05:35:13 UTC
COMMIT: https://review.gluster.org/20723 committed in release-3.12 by "jiffin tony Thottan" <jthottan@redhat.com> with a commit message- cluster/afr: Fix dict-leak in pre-op

At the time of pre-op, pre_op_xdata is populted with the xattrs we get from the
disk and at the time of post-op it gets over-written without unreffing the
previous value stored leading to a leak.
This is a regression we missed in

> Signed-off-by: Pranith Kumar K <pkarampu@redhat.com>
> (cherry picked from commit e7b79c59590c203c65f7ac8548b30d068c232d33)

Change-Id: I0456f9ad6f77ce6248b747964a037193af3a3da7
Fixes: bz#1613512
Signed-off-by: Amar Tumballi <amarts@redhat.com>

Comment 5 Jiffin 2018-09-05 05:10:51 UTC
This bug is getting closed because a release has been made available that should address the reported issue. In case the problem is still not fixed with glusterfs-3.12.3, please open a new bug report.

glusterfs-3.12.3 has been announced on the Gluster mailinglists [1], packages for several distributions should become available in the near future. Keep an eye on the Gluster Users mailinglist [2] and the update infrastructure for your distribution.

[1] https://lists.gluster.org/pipermail/announce/2018-August/000107.html
[2] https://www.gluster.org/pipermail/gluster-users/

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