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authorKevin Vigor <>2017-03-21 08:23:25 -0700
committerPranith Kumar Karampuri <>2017-05-02 10:23:53 +0000
commit07cc8679cdf3b29680f4f105d0222da168d8bfc1 (patch)
treeda838a4f8afc045253300604e2536f97c533e41d /rpc/xdr
parent9374338f9c2f126c6608625f750d5ea1f7ef6a06 (diff)
Halo Replication feature for AFR translator
Summary: Halo Geo-replication is a feature which allows Gluster or NFS clients to write locally to their region (as defined by a latency "halo" or threshold if you like), and have their writes asynchronously propagate from their origin to the rest of the cluster. Clients can also write synchronously to the cluster simply by specifying a halo-latency which is very large (e.g. 10seconds) which will include all bricks. In other words, it allows clients to decide at mount time if they desire synchronous or asynchronous IO into a cluster and the cluster can support both of these modes to any number of clients simultaneously. There are a few new volume options due to this feature: halo-shd-latency: The threshold below which self-heal daemons will consider children (bricks) connected. halo-nfsd-latency: The threshold below which NFS daemons will consider children (bricks) connected. halo-latency: The threshold below which all other clients will consider children (bricks) connected. halo-min-replicas: The minimum number of replicas which are to be enforced regardless of latency specified in the above 3 options. If the number of children falls below this threshold the next best (chosen by latency) shall be swapped in. New FUSE mount options: halo-latency & halo-min-replicas: As descripted above. This feature combined with multi-threaded SHD support (D1271745) results in some pretty cool geo-replication possibilities. Operational Notes: - Global consistency is gaurenteed for synchronous clients, this is provided by the existing entry-locking mechanism. - Asynchronous clients on the other hand and merely consistent to their region. Writes & deletes will be protected via entry-locks as usual preventing concurrent writes into files which are undergoing replication. Read operations on the other hand should never block. - Writes are allowed from _any_ region and propagated from the origin to all other regions. The take away from this is care should be taken to ensure multiple writers do not write the same files resulting in a gfid split-brain which will require resolution via split-brain policies (majority, mtime & size). Recommended method for preventing this is using the nfs-auth feature to define which region for each share has RW permissions, tiers not in the origin region should have RO perms. TODO: - Synchronous clients (including the SHD) should choose clients from their own region as preferred sources for reads. Most of the plumbing is in place for this via the child_latency array. - Better GFID split brain handling & better dent type split brain handling (i.e. create a trash can and move the offending files into it). - Tagging in addition to latency as a means of defining which children you wish to synchronously write to Test Plan: - The usual suspects, clang, gcc w/ address sanitizer & valgrind - Prove tests Reviewers: jackl, dph, cjh, meyering Reviewed By: meyering Subscribers: ethanr Differential Revision: Tasks: 4117827 Change-Id: I694a9ab429722da538da171ec528406e77b5e6d1 BUG: 1428061 Signed-off-by: Kevin Vigor <> Reviewed-on: Reviewed-on: Tested-by: Pranith Kumar Karampuri <> Smoke: Gluster Build System <> NetBSD-regression: NetBSD Build System <> CentOS-regression: Gluster Build System <> Reviewed-by: Pranith Kumar Karampuri <>
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diff --git a/rpc/xdr/src/glusterfs-fops.x b/rpc/xdr/src/glusterfs-fops.x
index 7b0bcb33213..5b7fe001f1c 100644
--- a/rpc/xdr/src/glusterfs-fops.x
+++ b/rpc/xdr/src/glusterfs-fops.x
@@ -103,6 +103,7 @@ enum glusterfs_event_t {