A hidden and dangerous side effect of tuning j2_inodeCacheSize and the memory DR operation

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Jian Jun Wu

Date archived: December 19, 2016 | First published: June 24, 2013

In this article, we reveal a hidden and dangerous side effect of tuning j2_inodeCacheSize and the memory dynamic reconfiguration (DR) operation. This harmful side effect might cause serious consequences including inode cache exhaustion, file system corruption, and system failure. We demonstrate and explain how it occurs and how to prevent it. We also introduce some methods to detect and fix such problems.

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