Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 605884
NFSv4 hangs on large deletes
Last modified: 2010-12-03 08:47:46 EST
Description of problem:
NFSv4 mount will hang, seemingly on both client & server, during moderate read/write loads when a massive delete is initiated.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
client: kernel-PAE-188.8.131.52-99.fc12.i686 nfs-utils-1.2.1-5.fc12.i686
server: kernel-PAE-184.108.40.206-115.fc12.i686 nfs-utils-1.2.1-5.fc12.i686
Nearly always, in some for or other for many Fedora releases, going back years. Something always goes wrong when doing massive deletes over NFS. This latest result is a bit different than usual.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have a moderately (mid-low) loaded NFSv4 client/server doing R/W's
2. rm some large files (200GB+) and maybe some large dirs of small files over NFS from the client
All apps using the NFS server on the client hang after 30-90 secs. rm hangs. Client says:
Jun 18 23:10:18 pog kernel: nfs: server 192.168.100.2 not responding, still trying
Server is more interesting now that I'm at F12:
Jun 18 23:12:56 piles kernel: "echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/hung_task_timeout_secs" disables this message.
Jun 18 23:12:56 piles kernel: nfsd D 00050fc6 0 1989 2 0x00000000
Jun 18 23:12:56 piles kernel: f39e5e90 00000046 48a28aed 00050fc6 00002010 00000000 f382426c 00000000
Jun 18 23:12:56 piles kernel: c0a81354 c0a85e60 f382426c c0a85e60 c0a85e60 f32acd80 f39e5e70 c0590243
Jun 18 23:12:56 piles kernel: 00000000 00000000 00050fc6 f3823fc0 c0589f63 e484ce9c 00000013 e484ce9c
Jun 18 23:12:56 piles kernel: Call Trace:
Jun 18 23:12:56 piles kernel: [<c0590243>] ? selinux_inode_permission+0x34/0x3c
Jun 18 23:12:56 piles kernel: [<c0589f63>] ? security_inode_permission+0x1f/0x25
Jun 18 23:12:56 piles kernel: [<c07a571e>] __mutex_lock_common+0xdc/0x12b
Jun 18 23:12:56 piles kernel: [<c07a5784>] __mutex_lock_slowpath+0x17/0x1a
Jun 18 23:12:56 piles kernel: [<c07a5873>] ? mutex_lock+0x30/0x3e
Jun 18 23:12:56 piles kernel: [<c07a5873>] mutex_lock+0x30/0x3e
Jun 18 23:12:56 piles kernel: [<f98ccf10>] ? fh_verify+0x488/0x4dc [nfsd]
Jun 18 23:12:56 piles kernel: [<f98cd784>] fh_lock_nested+0x6b/0xdb [nfsd]
Jun 18 23:12:56 piles kernel: [<f98cd9e5>] nfsd_unlink+0x60/0x149 [nfsd]
Jun 18 23:12:56 piles kernel: [<f98d7265>] nfsd4_remove+0x34/0x68 [nfsd]
Jun 18 23:12:56 piles kernel: [<f98d7231>] ? nfsd4_remove+0x0/0x68 [nfsd]
Jun 18 23:12:56 piles kernel: [<f98d6ef0>] nfsd4_proc_compound+0x1de/0x362 [nfsd]
Jun 18 23:12:56 piles kernel: [<f98ca312>] nfsd_dispatch+0xd6/0x1a2 [nfsd]
Jun 18 23:12:56 piles kernel: [<f97f650c>] svc_process+0x3ba/0x5a7 [sunrpc]
Jun 18 23:12:56 piles kernel: [<f98ca7cb>] nfsd+0xdb/0x11a [nfsd]
Jun 18 23:12:56 piles kernel: [<f98ca6f0>] ? nfsd+0x0/0x11a [nfsd]
Jun 18 23:12:56 piles kernel: [<c045b461>] kthread+0x64/0x69
Jun 18 23:12:56 piles kernel: [<c045b3fd>] ? kthread+0x0/0x69
Jun 18 23:12:56 piles kernel: [<c0409cc7>] kernel_thread_helper+0x7/0x10
(many more exactly like the above followed, with different ps id)
I then did service nfs restart, and also nfslock, rpcbind, rpcidmapd restart
After restarts I get:
Jun 18 23:15:45 piles rpcbind: rpcbind terminating on signal. Restart with "rpcbind -w"
Jun 18 23:17:33 piles kernel: rpc-srv/tcp: nfsd: got error -32 when sending 56 bytes - shutting down socket
Jun 18 23:17:33 piles kernel: nfsd: last server has exited, flushing export cache
All NFS & related ps's are then dead at that point. Doing the service starts again, they come back up ok and the client magically recovers where it left off about 2-5 mins later. I had ^C'd the rm so it wouldn't screw up again.
NFS should be as reliable as a local FS for simple file operations under normal load. Hangs / ps deaths should not occur.
My NFS export is a 5TB ext3 FS which is 90% full and so a 200GB delete will always take a bit of time, local or over NFS (yes, next time I will use XFS, but for now I'm stuck with ext3). Something may be timing out but these situations need to be handled gracefully and not crash the server nfsd.
The delete I was attempting was of a few 10-30 GB dirs of smaller files along with a couple of 10-250GB files. It appears to have hung between deleting a 250GB file and a 12GB one. The 250GB file appears to have been deleted successfully.
I have selinux = permissive on the server and disabled on the client. I am soon disabling it on the server too. No sense adding an extra variable to the equation.
This isn't my first issue with NFS issues. See bug 486264 which is a more client-oriented hang (this one appears more server oriented).
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