[Pvfs2-users] 2.6.3, file hole issues?
murali.vilayannur at gmail.com
Sat Oct 6 01:59:07 EDT 2007
Argh.. That is really bad..:(
Can you share a snippet of your code so that we can repro it locally,
fix the bug and add it to the nightlies to catch future regressions?
A couple of questions though:
- Is this seen only through the Linux VFS interface? Does it work if
it uses the pvfs system interfaces/MPI-IO?
- What distro and/or glibc version on server?
As regards to this
> For the first instance of the hole, I see "Posted UNKNOWN" in
> the log. The offset (1301371504) corresponds with where the first
> hole is in my test file.
The message itself is harmless. It is a buglet in
since we don't have an entry for PVFS_CLIENT_PERF_COUNT_TIMER.
Hence it prints "UNKNOWN".
THis gets called only on the pvfs2-client-core startup though and what is weird
is why it appears more than twice.
I suspect a bug in the file offset handling in the kernel code but
require some information on what interface is being used
(readv/writev/aio/...?) and if possible the code itself..
On 10/5/07, Anthony Tong <atong at ncsa.uiuc.edu> wrote:
> I'm getting file holes with pvfs 2.6.3 on linux 2.6 (rhel4 kernels i386,
> and a vanilla 2.6 as well) on a test system and can consistently reproduce
> them. Holes are about 16k+ of zeros.
> Simple setup: 4 io servers, 1 metadata, over TCP, these nodes also mount
> the filesystem.
> I am writing gigabyte files sequentially from a client via the vfs
> I finally had some time to do some debugging this morning and here's
> what I have found so far. "io,client" is the gossip mask on for
> Snippet from output of cmp -l good.file corrupt.file
> 1301371505 127 0
> 1301371506 376 0
> 1301371509 115 0
> 1301371510 221 0
> 1301371511 132 0
> ... (and so forth till)..
> 1301438544 110 0
> 1571986033 7 0
> Searching for other "Posted UNKNOWN" messages and if there's a
> file_req_off nearby, it corresponds for other holes as well.
> Gossip snippets
> [D 11:09:40.531507] * mem req size is 67040, file_req size is 67040 (bytes)
> [D 11:09:40.531534] bstream_size = 325343856, datafile nr=1, ct=4, file_req_off = 1301371504
> [D 11:09:40.531712] posted flow for context 0xb4bfd720
> [D 11:09:40.531790] preposting write ack for context 0xb4bfd720.
> [D 11:09:41.563356] Posted UNKNOWN (waiting for test)
> [D 11:09:41.563558] Posted UNKNOWN (waiting for test)
> [D 11:09:41.640702] get_config state: server_get_config_setup_msgpair
> [D 11:09:41.641900] Posted PVFS_SYS_FS_ADD (waiting for test)
> [D 11:09:41.644099] * Adding new dynamic mount point <DYNAMIC-1> [7,0]
> [D 11:09:41.644148] PINT_server_config_mgr_add_config: adding config 0x84e6680
> [D 11:09:41.644177] mapped fs_id 1867692515 => config 0x84e6680
> [D 11:09:41.644218] Set min handle recycle time to 360 seconds
> [D 11:09:41.644249] Reloading handle mappings for fs_id 1867692515
> [D 11:09:41.644472] PVFS_isys_io entered 
> [D 11:09:41.644548] (0x84f0c68) io state: io_init
> [D 11:09:41.644582] (0x84f0c68) getattr_setup_msgpair
> [D 11:09:41.644702] Posted PVFS_SYS_IO (waiting for test)
> [D 11:09:41.645097] trying to add object reference to acache
> [D 11:09:41.645138] (0x84f0c68) getattr state: getattr_cleanup
> [D 11:09:41.645169] (0x84f0c68) io state: io_datafile_setup_msgpairs
> [D 11:09:41.645201] - io_find_target_datafiles called
> [D 11:09:41.645279] io_find_target_datafiles: datafile might have data (out=1)
> [D 11:09:41.645319] io_find_target_datafiles: datafile might have data (out=2)
> [D 11:09:55.609389] * mem req size is 100272, file_req size is 100272 (bytes)
> [D 11:09:55.609417] bstream_size = 393019392, datafile nr=0, ct=4, file_req_off = 1571986032
> [D 11:09:55.609526] posted flow for context 0xb55fd318
> [D 11:09:55.609554] preposting write ack for context 0xb55fd318.
> [D 11:09:56.627065] Posted UNKNOWN (waiting for test)
> [D 11:09:56.627238] Posted UNKNOWN (waiting for test)
> [D 11:09:56.693300] get_config state: server_get_config_setup_msgpair
> [D 11:09:56.694529] Posted PVFS_SYS_FS_ADD (waiting for test)
> [D 11:09:56.700558] * Adding new dynamic mount point <DYNAMIC-1> [7,0]
> [D 11:09:56.700620] PINT_server_config_mgr_add_config: adding config 0x83c6680
> [D 11:09:56.700650] mapped fs_id 1867692515 => config 0x83c6680
> [D 11:09:56.700692] Set min handle recycle time to 360 seconds
> [D 11:09:56.700735] Reloading handle mappings for fs_id 1867692515
> [D 11:09:56.700954] PVFS_isys_io entered 
> [D 11:09:56.701033] (0x83d0c68) io state: io_init
> [D 11:09:56.701066] (0x83d0c68) getattr_setup_msgpair
> [D 11:09:56.701188] Posted PVFS_SYS_IO (waiting for test)
> [D 11:09:56.701589] trying to add object reference to acache
> [D 11:09:56.701631] (0x83d0c68) getattr state: getattr_cleanup
> [D 11:09:56.701663] (0x83d0c68) io state: io_datafile_setup_msgpairs
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