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authorEmmanuel Dreyfus <>2014-10-02 02:14:07 +0200
committerVijay Bellur <>2014-10-03 02:05:48 -0700
commitbaa6f0ad759af024e4731a0f3889fe857ae2f1bf (patch)
tree0e38bc2c2ee77fa6261e54d236e1d7c596629563 /contrib
parenta97ad9b69bb17f2351c59512fa9c6cb25d82b4da (diff)
POSIX filesystem compliance: PATH_MAX
POSIX mandates the filesystem to support paths of lengths up to _XOPEN_PATH_MAX (1024). This is the PATH_MAX limit here: When using a path of 1023 bytes, the posix xlator attempts to create an absolute path by prefixing the 1023 bytes path by the brick base path. The result is an absolute path of more than _XOPEN_PATH_MAX bytes which may be rejected by the backend filesystem. Linux's ext3fs PATH_MAX seems to defaut to 4096, which means it will work (except if brick base path is longer than 2072 bytes but it is unlikely to happen. NetBSD's FFS PATH_MAX defaults to 1024, which means the bug can happen regardless of brick base path length. If this condition is detected for a brick, the proposed fix is to chdir() the brick glusterfsd daemon to its brick base directory. Then when encountering a path that will exceed _XOPEN_PATH_MAX once prefixed by the brick base path, a relative path is used instead of an absolute one. We do not always use relative path because some operations require an absolute path on the brick base path itself (e.g.: statvfs). At least on NetBSD, this chdir() uncovers a race condition which causes file lookup to fail with ENODATA for a few seconds. The volume quickly reaches a sane state, but regression tests are fast enough to choke on it. The reason is obscure (as often with race conditions), but sleeping one second after the chdir() seems to change scheduling enough that the problem disapear. Note that since the chdir() is done if brick backend filesystem does not support path long enough, it will not occur with Linux ext3fs (except if brick base path is over 2072 bytes long). BUG: 1129939 Change-Id: I7db3567948bc8fa8d99ca5f5ba6647fe425186a9 Signed-off-by: Emmanuel Dreyfus <> Reviewed-on: Tested-by: Gluster Build System <> Reviewed-by: Harshavardhana <> Tested-by: Harshavardhana <> Reviewed-by: Vijay Bellur <>
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