Bug 1733520 - potential deadlock while processing callbacks in gfapi
Summary: potential deadlock while processing callbacks in gfapi
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Gluster Storage
Classification: Red Hat
Component: libgfapi
Version: rhgs-3.5
Hardware: All
OS: All
Target Milestone: ---
: RHGS 3.5.0
Assignee: Soumya Koduri
QA Contact: Manisha Saini
Depends On: 1733166 1736341 1736342 1736345
Blocks: 1696809 1730654
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2019-07-26 11:29 UTC by Soumya Koduri
Modified: 2019-10-30 12:22 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

Fixed In Version: glusterfs-6.0-11
Doc Type: No Doc Update
Doc Text:
Clone Of: 1733166
Last Closed: 2019-10-30 12:22:31 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

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Red Hat Product Errata RHEA-2019:3249 None None None 2019-10-30 12:22:54 UTC

Description Soumya Koduri 2019-07-26 11:29:43 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #1733166 +++

Description of problem:

While running parallel I/Os involving many files on nfs-ganesha mount, have hit below deadlock in the nfs-ganesha process.

epoll thread: ....glfs_cbk_upcall_data->upcall_syncop_args_init->glfs_h_poll_cache_invalidation->glfs_h_find_handle->priv_glfs_active_subvol->glfs_lock (waiting on lock)

I/O thread:

...glfs_h_stat->glfs_resolve_inode->__glfs_resolve_inode (at this point we acquired glfs_lock) -> ...->glfs_refresh_inode_safe->syncop_lookup

To summarize-
I/O thread which acquired glfs_lock are waiting for epoll threads to receive response where as epoll threads are waiting for I/O threads to release lock. 

Similar issue was identified earlier (bug1693575).

There could be other issues at different layers depending on how client xlators choose to process these callbacks.

The correct way of avoiding or fixing these issues is to re-design upcall model which is to use different sockets for callback communication  instead of using same epoll threads. Raised github issue for that - https://github.com/gluster/glusterfs/issues/697 

Since it may take a while, raising this BZ to provide a workaround fix in gfapi layer for now 

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--- Additional comment from Worker Ant on 2019-07-25 10:09:58 UTC ---

REVIEW: https://review.gluster.org/23107 (gfapi: Fix deadlock while processing upcall) posted (#1) for review on release-6 by soumya k

--- Additional comment from Worker Ant on 2019-07-25 10:16:57 UTC ---

REVIEW: https://review.gluster.org/23108 (gfapi: Fix deadlock while processing upcall) posted (#1) for review on master by soumya k

Comment 5 Manisha Saini 2019-10-17 18:40:58 UTC
Verified this BZ with

]# rpm -qa | grep ganesha

Moving this BZ to verified state.

Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2019-10-30 12:22:31 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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