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* tests: Fix for spurious failure for some test casesMohit Agrawal2020-04-161-0/+1
| | | | | | | | | | | | | Problem: Sometimes test case is failing at the time of creating files on mount point after mounting the volume Solution: After started the volume need to wait to make sure all bricks instances are completely started so put a online_brick_count check after just started the volume Change-Id: I5020e7e417539377277ca00189f9c51d2cf877a6 Fixes: #1162 Signed-off-by: Mohit Agrawal <>
* fuse: add --lru-limit optionAmar Tumballi2018-12-141-0/+42
The inode LRU mechanism is moot in fuse xlator (ie. there is no limit for the LRU list), as fuse inodes are referenced from kernel context, and thus they can only be dropped on request of the kernel. This might results in a high number of passive inodes which are useless for the glusterfs client, causing a significant memory overhead. This change tries to remedy this by extending the LRU semantics and allowing to set a finite limit on the fuse inode LRU. A brief history of problem: When gluster's inode table was designed, fuse didn't have any 'invalidate' method, which means, userspace application could never ask kernel to send a 'forget()' fop, instead had to wait for kernel to send it based on kernel's parameters. Inode table remembers the number of times kernel has cached the inode based on the 'nlookup' parameter. And 'nlookup' field is not used by no other entry points (like server-protocol, gfapi etc). Hence the inode_table of fuse module always has to have lru-limit as '0', which means no limit. GlusterFS always had to keep all inodes in memory as kernel would have had a reference to it. Again, the reason for this is, kernel's glusterfs inode reference was pointer of 'inode_t' structure in glusterfs. As it is a pointer, we could never free it (to prevent segfault, or memory corruption). Solution: In the inode table, handle the prune case of inodes with 'nlookup' differently, and call a 'invalidator' method, which in this case is fuse_invalidate(), and it sends the request to kernel for getting the forget request. When the kernel sends the forget, it means, it has dropped all the reference to the inode, and it will send the forget with the 'nlookup' parameter too. We just need to make sure to reduce the 'nlookup' value we have when we get forget. That automatically cause the relevant prune to happen. Credits: Csaba Henk, Xavier Hernandez, Raghavendra Gowdappa, Nithya B fixes: bz#1560969 Change-Id: Ifee0737b23b12b1426c224ec5b8f591f487d83a2 Signed-off-by: Amar Tumballi <>