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Bug 596061 - [RFE] - File domains metadata should be saved in 2 copies to avoid corruption in case of IO failure to one copy
[RFE] - File domains metadata should be saved in 2 copies to avoid corruption...
Product: oVirt
Classification: Retired
Component: vdsm (Show other bugs)
All Linux
medium Severity medium
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: 3.3.4
Assigned To: Dan Kenigsberg
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Reported: 2010-05-26 05:10 EDT by Moran Goldboim
Modified: 2015-01-24 05:35 EST (History)
11 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2013-01-30 17:51:01 EST
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vdsm log (3.85 MB, application/octet-stream)
2010-05-26 05:10 EDT, Moran Goldboim
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Description Moran Goldboim 2010-05-26 05:10:44 EDT
Created attachment 416719 [details]
vdsm log

Description of problem:
IO error on activate storage (pool meta data corruption)  will lead to nonfunctional datacenter
Thread-1084::ERROR::2010-05-26 06:38:17,351::dispatcher::103::irs::[Errno 5] Input/output error
Thread-1084::ERROR::2010-05-26 06:38:17,352::dispatcher::104::irs::Traceback (most recent call last):
Thread-1247::ERROR::2010-05-26 06:46:34,620::misc::58::irs::Meta Data parameter invalid: ('Version or spm id invalid',)
Thread-1247::ERROR::2010-05-26 06:46:34,620::misc::59::irs::Traceback (most recent call last):
Thread-1247::ERROR::2010-05-26 06:46:34,624::dispatcher::98::irs::{'status': {'message': "Meta Data parameter invalid: ('Version or spm id invalid',)", 'code': 755}, 'args': [('Version or spm id invalid',)]}

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Actual results:
data center becomes down, no host can take spm.

Expected results:
the metadata should be restored to last version

Additional info:
Comment 2 Cyril Plisko 2010-05-26 06:06:01 EDT
The problem happened due to NFS server becoming unavailable exactly at the time we are going to update the metadata. In general we have nothing to prevent the the unrecoverable metadata loss in case of underlying storage (NFS or SAN) going down on us during critical metadata update. We kinda relying on storage being available and, well, reliable.

If we are decide to not trust storage anymore we could develop two phased metadata commit process that would keep two (synchronized) copies of the metadata. Thus eliminating corruption of the only metadata copy we have.

Such addition would probably fail beyond the scope of 2.2, so I am re-targeting this issue to 6.0-2.3.

Feel free to change it if I am wrong.
Comment 3 Cyril Plisko 2010-05-26 06:09:14 EDT
See also bug 574733
Comment 5 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-06-07 12:21:28 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for
Comment 7 Itamar Heim 2013-01-30 17:51:01 EST
Closing old bugs. If this issue is still relevant/important in current version, please re-open the bug.

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