Pinned topic GPFS V3.5 announcements
Re: GPFS V3.5 announcements2012-06-02T15:04:11Z in response to email@example.comGPFS 184.108.40.206 is now available from IBM Fix Central:
Problems fixed in GPFS 220.127.116.11
June 1, 2012
- mmbackup will exit 1 when auditlog file is not available for result analysis after backup transaction is done.
- Fix a problem stealing buffers in a large pagepool after installing 18.104.22.168.
- When backup partially fail, mmbackup continues to compensate shadow file even thoughthere are multiple failed reported for the same file in auditlog file.
- Fixed a bug in log recovery which could result in a "CmpMismatch" file system corruption problem.
- Fix for the "iP->i_count == 0" kernel assert in super.c. This problem onlyaffects Linux 2.6.36 and later.
- Fix a rare deadlock where a kernel process gets blocked waiting for a free mailbox to send to the GPFS daemon.
- mmbackup will exit 1 when incremental backup partially fail and shadow file compensation succeed.
- Correct mmlsfileset output for junctions of deleted filesets in some cases.
- Fix a memory allocation problem when online mmfsck runs on a node with a heavy mmap workload.
- mmbackup will not stop processing even though there's no auditlog file if only expiration processing is done.
- mmbackup will display progress msg "Expiring files..." correctly if expiration transaction takes longer than 30 mins.
- Prevent the cluster manager from being expelled as a consequence of some communication outage with another node.
- mmbackup with multiple TSM clients will catch all error messages from dsmc command output.
- Fixes problem where the 'expelnode' callback indicates that the chosen node had joined the cluster first.
- Fix a problem with nBytesNonStealable accounting.
- Fixed message handler for filesystem quiesce which caused a GPFS assert when filesystem manager failed while filesystem is being quiesced.
- Fix printing of long fileset names in mmrepquota and mmlsquota commands.
- Fix mmap operations to go through nsd server when direct access to disks are no longer possible.
- Fix mmsetquota to handle numerical fileset names.
- mmbackup can backup files/directories with long pathname as long as GPFS and TSM support.
- Fix an error message in mmchattr command with -M/R/m/r option.
- Fix a problem that restripe failed in to an inifinite loop when sg panicked on the busy node.
- mmbackup will display backup/expiration progress message in every interval specified by MMBACKUP_PROGRESS_INTERVAL environment variable if specified. Otherwise, mmbackup will display backup/expiration progress message every 30 mins.
- Fixed rare assert when deleting files in a fileset.
- Fixed rare hang problem during sg or token recovery.
- Fix deadlock when doing inode scan (mmapplypolicy/mmbackup) in small pagepool.
- getxattr for ACLs may ovewrite the kernel buffer if small buffer sizes (less than 8 bytes) are specified.
- When mmbackup shadow file is rebuilt by --rebuild or -q option, mmbackup will get CTIME information from TSM server, hence files modified after previous backup but before shadow is rebuilt will be backed up by consequent incremental backup.
- GNR: fix a problem where certain errors from a pdisk, like media errors, caused RecoveryGroup open to fail. Change code to continue attempting to open the RecoveryGroup and simply discount the pdisk(s) returning media errors(and unexpected error codes).
- Prevent disks from being marked as 'down' when a node with the configuration option unmountOnDiskFail=yes receives an I/O error or loses connectivity to a disk.
- When mmbackup can't backup files, the message is more informational.
- Fixed mailbox calls which can lead to deadlock during filesystem quiesce. The deadlock is most likely to happen on a extremely overloaded system.
- When backup fail (partially or entirely) due to error from TSM client, mmbackup will display error msg from TSM cleint for easy problem detection. But mmbackup will display the error msg only once for the same error even though multiple times occur.
- Make GPFS more resilient to sporadic errors during disk access. Upon an unexpected error during disk open, such as ERROR_INSUFFICIENT_BUFFER, GPFS now retries the call after a brief pause.
- When compesating shadow file takes long time because backup partially fail, mmbackup will show progress message.
- Fixed the backward compatibility error in reading data across node on different versions. This is needed if you are upgrading from 22.214.171.124 or lower version number to 126.96.36.199 or higher GPFS version.
- mmbackup Device -t incremental and --rebuild is valid syntax and will work properly.
- Fix the problem that deldisk returned success even though if failed.
- handleRevokeM loops when a lease callback is not responded to.
- This update addresses the following APARs: IV19037 IV19165 IV20350 IV20610 IV20613 IV20615 IV20618 IV20619 IV20625 IV20627 IV20630 IV20634.
Re: GPFS V3.5 announcements2012-08-29T14:23:52Z in response to firstname.lastname@example.orgGPFS 188.8.131.52 is now available from IBM Fix Central:
Problems fixed in GPFS 184.108.40.206
August 21, 2012
- Fixed potential live-lock in snapshot copy-on-write of the extended attribute overflow block when the next snapshot is being deleted. Problem occurred in rare cases after the inode file increases in size.
- mmbackup will check if session between remote TSM client node and TSM server is healthy and will remove the combination from transaction if non-healthy situation is detected.
- Prevent an assert accessing files via DIO.
- mmbackup will filter ANS1361E Session Rejected: The specified node name is currently locked error and will exit error.
- mmbackup will filter filename that contains unsupported characters by TSM.
- When a tiebreaker disk is being used, avoid quorum loss under heavy load when the tiebreaker disk is down but all quorum nodes are still up.
- Fix the file close code to prevent a daemon assert which can occurs on AIX with DMAPI enabled filesystem.
- Fix an infinite wait when delsnapshot.
- Fix a problem that mmdf can not return correct inode info in a BigEndian and LittleEndian mixed cluster.
- Fix an assert when copy the inode block to previous snapshot.
- Added logic to reduce the chance of failure for "mmfsadm dump cfgmgr".
- When a tiebreaker disk is used, prevent situations where more than one cluster configuration manager is present simultaneously in the same cluster.
- Fixed old bug in getSpareLogFileDA due to a typo.
- Fix assertion failure when multiple threads use direct I/O to write to the same block of a file that has data replication enabled.
- Fix daemon crash, during log recovery, when log file becomes corrupted.
- Fix a problem that would cause mmadddisk failure.
- Fix assert "isValid()" that occurs during mmbackup a snapshot.
- Fix an assertion caused by leftover "isBeingRestriped" bit after a failed restripe operation.
- Update mmrpldisk to issue warning instead of error when it can not invalidate disk contents due to disk been in down state.
- Fix regression introduced in 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168 that could in some cases cause "mmchdisk ... start" to fail with spurious "Inconsistency in file system metadata" error.
- Avoid deadlock creating files under extreme stress conditions.
- Fix code to ensure E_ISDIR error get returned when FWRITE flag is used to open a directory.
- Fix snapshot creation code to prevent a possible GPFS daemon assert when filesystem is very low on disk space.
- Fix problems with using mmapped files after a filesystem has been force unmounted by a panic or cluster membership loss.
- Fix regression where a race condition between restripe and unmount could cause the GPFS daemon to restart with error message "assert ... logInodeNum == descP->logDataP[i].logInodeNum" in the GPFS console log.
- mmbackup will report severe error if dsmc hit ANS1351E (Session rejected: All server sessions are currently in use).
- Fix issue in multi-cluster environment, where nodes in different remote clusters updating the same set of files could cause deadlock under high load.
- mmbackup will filter filename with newline correctly.
- Improve error handling for completed tracks.
- Fix a bug that causes slowness during mmautoload/mmstartup on systems with automount file system. The performance hit is noticeable on large clusters.
- Prevent very rare race condition between fileset commands and mount.
- Fixed rare assert in log migration.
- Fix assert "writeNSectors == nSectors" that occurs during "mmchfs --enable-fastea".
- Update mmlsquota -j Fileset usage message.
- Fix allocation message handler to prevent a GPFS daemon assert. The assert could happen when a filesystem is been used by more than 1 remote cluster.
- Block Linux NFS read of a file when CIFS holds a deny share lock.
- Speed-up recovery when multiple nodes fail, and multiple mmexpelnode commands are invoked with each failed node as target. Applies mostly to DB2 environments.
- Fix rare assert under workload with concurrent updates to a small directory from multiple nodes.
- Fix null ptr dereference in case of i/o failure case on gw node.
- Fixed hang problem when deleting HSM migrated file after creating a snapshot.
- Fix a GPFS API gpfs_next_inode issue that it doesn't scan the file whose inode number is the max inode number of file system or fileset.
- Fixed assertion when generating read or destroy events.
- Fix the mmcrfs command to handle the -n numNodes value greater than 8192.
- Extend mmbackup's tolerance of TSM failures listed in the audit log even when paths are duplicate or unrequested. TSM frequently logs in the audit log a number of unexpected path names. Sometimes the path name is a duplicate due to repeated errors or due to TSM trying to back up objects in a different order than presented in the list file. Other times the object simply was not requested and it tries to back it up anyway. Make mmbackup ignore these log messages during shadow database compensation. Log all uncompensated error messages to files in backupStore (root) in mmbackup.auditUnresolved.<server> and mmbackup.auditBadPaths.<server> Add new debug bit to DEBUGmmbackup: 0x08 to cause a pause before backup activities commence and a second pause before analysis of audit logs. Correct minor errors in close() handling of various temp files.
- Fixed sig 11 when background deletions is trying to access OpenFile object that was removed from cache while waiting for quiesce to finish.
- Fixed race condition between FakeSync and RemoveOpenFile.
- Fix a kernel panic which caused by a race between two nfs read.
- Fix a restripe code that could cause a potential filesystem corruption. The problem only affect filesystem that was created without FASTEA enabled but was later upgraded to enable FASTEA via mmmigratefs with --fastea option.
- Loss of access to files with ACLs can occur if independent filesets are,or have been, created in the filesystem.
- This fix only applies to customers running GPFS on Linux/PowerPC, using WEIGHT clauses in their policy rules.
- Fix mmdeldisk to ignore special files that do not have data in a pool.
- Close a hole that gpfs_ireadx/ireadx64 cannot find more than 128 delts. Close a hole that call gpfs_ireadx/ireadx64 for an overwritten file may get assert if the input offset is not 0.
- Fixed a problem where 'mmchmgr -c' fails on a cluster configured with a tiebreaker disk, resulting in quorum loss.
- EINVAL returned from gpfs_fputattrs when an empty NFSv4 ACL is included.
- FSErrBadAclRef reported when lockGetattr called RetrieveAcl with a zero aclRef.
- Fixed deadlock resulting out-of-order aclFile/buffer locking.
- This fix only applies to customers who have set tscCmdPortRange, running mmapplypolicy, running a firewall that is preventing policy from exploiting multi-nodal operation.
- Fix code to avoid unavailable disks when there is no metadata replication.
- Fix rare race condition where a node failure while writing a replicated data block under certain workloads could lead to replica inconsistencies. A subsequent disk failure or disk recovery could cause reads to return stale data for the affected data block.
- Fix hung AIX IO when the disk transfer size is smaller than the GPFS blocksize.
- gpfs_i_unlink failed to release d_lock causing d_prune_aliases crash.
- This fix only applies to customers who are on AIX and have gotten "no enough space" errors when running mmapplypolicy.
- This update addresses the following APARs: IV21750 IV21756 IV21758 IV21760 IV23290 IV23810 IV23812 IV23814 IV23842 IV23855 IV23877 IV23879 IV24151 IV24382 IV24426 IV24942 IV25185 IV25484 IV25487 IV25488 IV25762 IV25763 IV25771.
Re: GPFS V3.5 announcements2012-09-17T18:39:27Z in response to email@example.comGPFS 22.214.171.124 is now available from IBM Fix Central:
Problems fixed in GPFS 126.96.36.199
September 14, 2012
- Fix code to prevent a rare condition where many inode expansion thread can get started by periodic sync. This can cause GPFS daemon to run out resources for starting new threads.
- Fix a segfault prlblem after node takeover as ccmgr and finish dmapi session recover process.
- Fix the code that can cause a GPFS daemon assert when multiple thread working on same file caused a race condition to occur.
- Add environment variable MMBACKUP_RECORD_ROOT specs an alternate dir to store shadow files, list files, temp files, etc.
- Fix an assert encountered during opening of NSDs. This assert occursdue to a rare race condition which requires the device backing particular NSDs to completely disappear from the operating system while opening the NSD.
- This fix only applies to any customer who want SUBSTR interpreted sensibly for negative indices.
- Fix null pointer dereference when an RDMA connection breaks during memory buffer adjustment and verbsRdmaSend is enabled.
- Mask out ReadEA (which is the same as ReadNamed) from unallowed rights so that the lack of it is not interpreted as a denial. Only the presence of an explicit ACE can deny the ReadEA right.
- Fix an issue in a mixed version cluster, where a node running running GPFS 3.4 or older failing in a small window during mount could cause spurious log recovery errors.
- Fix CNFS to recognize GPFS filesystem in RHEL6.3.
- Fixed assert happened in trace statement after xattr overflow block was copied to snapshot.
- This fix applies to any customer who needs to kill the scripts started by mmapplypolicy. Or who is wondering why on AIX, a faulty program startedby mmapplypolicy "hangs" instead of aborting.
- Fix assert "MSGTYPE == 34" that occurs in pre and post-188.8.131.52 mixed multicluster environment.
- offline bit gets lost after CIFS calls gpfs_set_winattrs.
- Fix a problem which occurs in GNR configurations with replicated file systems. Should an NSD checksum error occur between an NSD client and GNR server, the first such error on a transaction could be mistakenly ignored, resulting in no callback invocation or event generated for it. Additionally, if the checksum error is persistent on the same transaction, the code could attempt to retry the transaction one more time than allowed by the configuration settings.
- Fix sequential write performance and deadlock since 184.108.40.206 and 3.5.
- This fix applies to any customer who has policy rules that reference the PATH_NAME variables AND who might encounter a path_name whose length exceeds 1024 bytes.
- Fix segfault in dm_getall_disp() functions.
- This update addresses the following APARs: IV27283 IV27287 IV27288 IV27290 IV27291.
Re: GPFS V3.5 announcements2012-11-20T14:55:44Z in response to firstname.lastname@example.orgGPFS 220.127.116.11 is now available from IBM Fix Central:
Problems fixed in GPFS 18.104.22.168
November 16, 2012
Problems fixed in GPFS 22.214.171.124 November 16, 2012
- This is fix only for GPFS Linux users. On Linux operating systems, readdir() API on GPFS filesystem was not returning the valid file types in the d_type member of struct dirent output parameter. Modified the code to return valid file types in the d_type member of struct dirent output parameter of readdir() system API on GPFS file system.
- Fix a race between lookup and mnode takeover which caused lookup to get inconsistent data.
- Fix EA code which caused GPFS daemon assert on filesystem with FASTEA enabled. This is mostly a problem on Windows.
- Fix a deadlock which occurs on GNR configurations in certain situations. This deadlock can occur when the active RecoveryGroup server fails, and the backup server experiences a SAS problem that prevents access to a sufficient number of disks, preventing RecoveryGroup recovery. In this situation, it is sometimes possible to see failure recovery blocked because the NSD transactions are waiting for the backup server to take over, when it cannot.
- If rebuilding shadow file encounters a severe problem when mmbackup is invoked with query option (-q), mmbackup will stop further backup processing against the TSM server.
- Add synchronization between filesystem manager resign and some ACL related operations. This is needed to prevent a possible GPFS daemon assert while running mmchmgr command.
- Fix automount problem on SELinux enforcing systems.
- Release the fileset lock before jumping to noDataToCopy.
- Fix range revoke handler to better handle error conditions such as IO error. Instead of causing the GPFS daemon to assert, this fix just panics the filesystem.
- Fix a problem with tsfattr() API where kernel panic may occur when executing GPFS_IREAD/GPFS_IREAD64 command on same file by multiple threads at same time. This problem only occurs on AIX.
- Fixed code that can cause GPFS daemon assert when multiple threads try to write to the same file after it has been truncated to size 0.
- Fix CNFS problem on SELinux enforcing systems.
- Close a hole in fileset snapshot restore tool when it restores a renamed file.
- Fix slow sequential read performance of very large files in a file system with a 16K block size and a very large pagepool.
- Fixed a bug in new background deletion code where it is trying to queue the deletion instead of handling it when maxBackgroundDeletionThreads is zero.
- Force log writes for synchronous NFS unlink operations.
- Fix rdwrFast.fastpathGetstate() == 0 assert after a cluster membership loss.
- Fix a race condition where multiple threads appending to the same file with synchronous writes could cause a deadlock.
- Added additional info to noDiskSpace to distinguish the reason of the event1. Added %reason which could be either diskspace or inodespace2. Added %storagePool to indicate the pool name when %reason is diskspace3. Added %filesetName to indicate the fileset name when %reason is inodespace.
- Fix a problem where GPFS daemon assert can occur when restripe fails or aborts on very large files.
- Fixed problem in readpage/splice_read where it is returning EFAULT instead of ETIMEDOUT when accessing HSM migrated file from NFS client.
- Avoid hang with long 'open snapInode0' waiters.
- Fixed a bug when setting filesize with truncate file operation.
- This update addresses the following APARs: IV28097 IV28120 IV28672 IV28685 IV29929 IV29930 IV30005 IV30613 IV30738 IV30744 IV31645 IV31647 IV31684 IV31815.
Re: GPFS V3.5 announcements2012-12-14T21:26:55Z in response to email@example.comGPFS 126.96.36.199 is now available from IBM Fix Central:
Problems fixed in GPFS 188.8.131.52
December 14, 2012
- Under heavy load, shrink dcache is called by kswapd and finds a candidate dentry to be pruned, but the attached inode has already been deleted (I_CLEAR). The problem occurs when a pcache NFS lookup finds an anonymous (no-name) dentry in the cache. This can happen if the dentry had been previously created through d_alloc_anon() when instantiating an inode from a cached fh instead of a regular lookup. To "repair" this dentry (fill in the name), we allocate a new dentry with the name being looked up and instantiate it with the same inode using d_materialise_unique() and release the old no-name dentry. d_materialise_unique() drops the inode count on success. When shrink dcache runs, it will find the freed no-name dentry with an attached inode with i_count 0 (and assert). Add an extra hold on the inode before calling d_materialise_unique().
- gpfsClose() called for NFS delayed-open instance of a deleted snapshot asserts that gnode is stale but vinfo still connected. On snapshot delete, disconnect any matching vinfo's for open NFS instances during sgmMsgQuiesceOps.
- Fix restripe code to prevent potential deadlock when delete/add disk is run at same time as restripe.
- Fix an incompatibility issue between GPFS 3.5 and GPFS 3.4. When both versions coexist, nodes running GPFS 3.4 can experience assert like "logAssertFailed: this == newDesc sgdescio.C".
- Reduce unnecessary compensation passes Duplicate entries in the TSM audit failure list cost mmbackup extra passes over the shadow DB to compensate the failures. Since we sort the fail list based on inode order, just use sort -u option to remove duplicates up front. Prevent throwing away entries that fail the grep by adding a number suffix on the inode order key to ensure best chance at getting it in the right order.
- Update repair code to prevent replica mismatch on EA data after restart down disk.This only affect filesystem with FASTEA enabled and have EA data that can no longerbe stored inside inode.
- Fix code for mmrpldisk where it will migrate data off any suspended disk in addition to the disk been replaced. This can lead to both replica been placed on the replacement disk.
- Fix corruption caused during a rare race updating a shared directory.
- Fix potential deadlock casued by reloading policy rules when file system manager nodes die and another node make takeover.
- Fixed problem when closing filesystem due to policyfile openfile object still in hash tables and looping in verifyAllGone.
- Fix assert "secLsn == curLsn" that may occur under metadata intensive NFS workloads.
- Fix striped log file corruption due to snapshot restore.
- Fix a timestamp issue for Linux AIO in which the modification timestamp of a file accessed by Linux native AIO interfaces might be set wrong in some case.
- syncnfs mount option not effective for some error tests.
- Fixed rare deadlock in aclMsgFailureUpdate.
- This only affects GPFS GNR users, and only those that are running 184.108.40.206 or later in combination with 220.127.116.11 or earlier, on the server pair for a single Recovery Group. If failover from a newer software version to an older software version occurs during a rolling upgrade, or if the newer software is downgraded back to the older software, the some Pdisks may become "missing", or the whole Recovery Group (and therefore all Vdisks in it) will not be recoverable. This fixes this problem.
- Customer may experience assert like "isMoreRecent && tailLsn >= other.tailLsn || !isMoreRecent && tailLsn <= other.tailLsn" during log recovery. The fix provides a more graceful workaround so log recovery can proceed safely.
- This fix applies to all supported releases of the mmapplypolicy command, but is only important if you ever run with -L 3 or higher anda SHOW value that is a very long character string.
- Ignore quorum loss event from remote cluster.
- GPFS Native RAID (GNR) is unable to recover after intermittent disk communication failures. Only affects GNR users, in situations where intermittent hardware failure causes multiple disks to temporarily report write errors, while the GNR server is writing primordial Vdisk Configuration Data (VCD), and then only if the GNR server has to restart (perhaps due to server failover) shortly after the temporary write errors occurred. The failure will be indicated in the log by showing either error 214 or checksum error when recovering. This PTF fixes this problem, and allows the GNR server to recover cleanly. There is no other practical workaround that preserves user data. If all Vdisk NSDs in the affected recovery group can be destroyed, one can instead manually clear all the Pdisks in the failed recovery group (by overwriting the first 4 MiB with zeroes), then manually delete that affected recovery group (with the -p flag on mmdelrecoverygroup), then recreate the recovery group.
- This update addresses the following APARs: IV28687 IV31663 IV31816 IV32726 IV32729 IV32823 IV33246 IV33393 IV33394.
Re: GPFS V3.5 announcements2013-02-20T19:23:16Z in response to firstname.lastname@example.orgGPFS 18.104.22.168 is now available from IBM Fix Central:
Problems fixed in GPFS 22.214.171.124
February 19, 2013
- Fix COW code to don't try to copy overflow block into prev snapshot if the inodedoesn't exit in the target snapshot.
- Reject as invalid an NFS4 ACL that is appended to a posix ACL.
- Corrected a potential deadlock in the RAID reconstruction code.
- Avoid very rare hang when concurrently modifying a shared directory.
- Customer may experience assert like "lfVersion != other.lfVersion || lfVersion== 0 || tailLsn == other.tailLsn" during log recovery due to double allocation of the same log file to two nodes. The fix is avoid the log double allocation situations.
- Fix race between AsyncRecovery and mmcrfileset that cause assert.
- Fix a stale nfs file handle error under some conditions when listing in a per-directory snaplink dir.
- Fix rare race condition in a multi-cluster environment that may cause the gpfs daemon to fail with "!oldDiskAddrFound.compAddr(*oldDiskAddrP)" assert when there are frequent conflicting accesses to the same file from different remote clusters.
- Fix assert in getDatabuf as the blockOffset was not reset.
- Fix a problem that only one node is working in restripefs.
- Fix a race condition which could cause same file allocator used by two different files.
- The fix ensures that mmfsck cleans up the filesystem affected with inodes having cross-linked blocks throughly.
- Fix a race between NFS reads on same file which would cause kernel panic.
- Changed the error message when mmclone is run on a filesystem without 'fastea' enabled for AIX.
- Don't allow more then one pit job running at a time if cluster configure version less than 3.5.
- Fix an error of "No such file or directory" after successful mmcrsnapshot
- Fixed the allocation code which caused a memory corruption that may lead to FSSTRUCT errors. The problem only occurs when mmadddisk fails due to some unexpected error such as running out of metadata space.
- This fix applies to all releases of the mmapplypolicy command from 3.4 and onwards.
- mmbackup will exclude Socket special files from backup.
- Fix a problem in mmfileid command so that it can file disk address of an xattr overflow block correctly.
- This fix applies to all releases of the mmapplypolicy command from 3.1 and onwards.
- Eliminate a bogus error message in "mmrepquota -a".
- This fix applies to all releases of GPFS with an mmapplypolicy command that supports the -q option. The -q option is rather esoteric! Most customers will not use it directly, BUT the mmbackup command does invoke mmapplypolicy with -q.
- This update addresses the following APARs: IV33613 IV35513 IV35748 IV35750 IV35751 IV35754 IV35760 IV35761 IV35762 IV35802.
Re: GPFS V3.5 announcements2013-04-01T14:57:27Z in response to email@example.comGPFS 126.96.36.199 is now available from IBM Fix Central:
Problems fixed in GPFS 188.8.131.52
March 29, 2013
- support for the Linux ATTR_FORCE flag to reset setid bits on truncate.
- Fix a deadlock which can occur during recovery when there is the near simultaneous failure of an NSD server node and disks which are twin tailed to that failed server and another server. There is a narrow timing window within which these multiple near simultaneous failures can trigger the deadlock.
- Fixed potential mount hang problem due to multiple dmapi sessions on the same node manage the fs. This situation may happen after cluster lost quorum, then reestablished, and then cluster manager node get migrated to some other nodes.
- Fix problem where batched token release optimization introduced in 3.5 may cause inconsistent lock token state under certain race conditions in a multi-cluster environment.
- Avoid crashes when snapshots are used with high update loads in a filesystem with at least 200M files.
- Account for missing storage pool information in disks created prior to GPFS 3.4.
- Fixed the behavior of resync and failover operations when the Queue State is Dropped, for an AFM fileset.
- Fix the wrong return code of dm_read_invis() call so that it returns the true error code instead of -1.
- Ensure both SSL key files are restored with a single command invocation.
- Install this fix when convenient, unless you are bothered by "orphan" policy processes, in which case, sooner!
- Fix mmdefedquota command usage.
- Fix mmsnmpagentd error (hang and core dump) due to lack of serialization among threads accessing the socket connection to GPFS daemon.
- This update addresses the following APARs: IV35916 IV36649 IV36671 IV37163 IV37402 IV37407 IV37410 IV37432 IV37434 IV38096 IV38480.
Re: GPFS V3.5 announcements2013-05-10T17:35:45Z in response to firstname.lastname@example.org
GPFS 184.108.40.206 is now available from IBM Fix Central:
Problems fixed in GPFS 220.127.116.11
May 10, 2013
* Fix a potential hang during mmgetstate.
* Fixed a rare mnode token request failure.
* Fix a problem of return code checking in DMAPI
* Fix assert "(((gpfsNode_t *)((lcl._bufP->b_vp))) == currGnP)" that may occur at mmap stress workloads.
* Allow mmlsquota to run when the user executing the command does not belong to any group.
* Update the GPFS kernel extension on Linux to check inode's access time value to make sure that it is less than a maximum 32bit unsigned interger.
* Using extended attributes without first running "mmmigratefs stripegroup --fastea" and creating fileset snapshots will result in problems accessing snapshot data. This change helps prevent the situation from arising but cannot repair the problem.
* Fix an issue of accessing user space data from kernel.
* Fixed a problem with metanode where it is setting fragmentChanged flag without holding wa inode lock.
* Changed the default value of the tscWorkerPool.
* Fix a problem which causes remote mounts to time-out in only 2.5 seconds in the presence of a communication outage between the clusters.
* gpfs_putacl allows OWNER@ to be denied READ/WRITE_ACL and ATTR.
* fix rare race condition that could cause long waiters when multiple nodes invoke operations that require an exclusive lock on the same inode.
* Avoid a rare assert when mount runs while mmrestripefs is active.
* Use suitable memory size for inode deallocHistory in each indepdendent fileset.
* Fix a problem for AIX of ls .snapshots via NFS getting assert.
* Fix a flaw in the inode replicate compare code that fails to find mismatches in all inodes in a inode block. The fix ensures that all inodes in a inode block are compared, verified and fixed.
* Fix GPFS daemon failure (assert getFragmentSubblocks()) when attempting to preallocate disk space for a file located in a snapshot. gpfs_prealloc() will now return with error EPERM when called on a file in asnapshot.
* Fixed the locking code to ensure that locks on symlink buffer are not dropped until after the symlink processing is completed and log updates spooled.
* Changed the GPFS internal function ctAcquire and ctTellServer.
* gpfs_quotactl() should not allow setting quotas for the root user.
* Only allocate clean buffers for the log descriptor buffer in LogFile::prepareForIO(). Other buffers are allocated correctly already.
* Fix restripe code that caused inodes to be incorrectly marked as fully repaired even after error has been encountered during repair. This can cause later restripe to skip repairing these incorrectly marked inodes.
* Fix a deadlock and "22 minutes searching" assert when the FS manager node has to scan so many AllocSegs during initial mount processing that a thread acquiring a log buffer cannot find any buffers to steal.
* Clean up error messages from lspv when run as a non-root user.
* Update mmchdisk to better handle disk usage change.
* permission-denied when nfsd rebuilds dentry trees on RHEL 5.5
* Fix problem that pit master and or slave objects were wrongly deleted by dump thread from the job list.
* mmbackup improved file exclusion rule.
* Fix access denied by cNFS RHEL 6.3 server.
* Reduce the number of concurrent quota prefetch requests, per quota client, for the same quota object.
* Make sure pending locks are not granted during mmshutdown cleanup by going into grace period before cleanup starts.
* reduce distributed locking overhead when a large number of nodes start writing to the same file.
* Fix assert in flushBuffer because a failed cxiUXfer left a dirty buffer but the last data block of the file was not updated.
* When file is first accessed locally it gets a file operation table that includes splice_read which is needed for mmap. Since this operation is not needed for NFS but is only used to improve performance for other file system we disable it for NFS access with GPFS since with GPFS it hurts performance.
* Correct the socketMaxListenConnections when start sdr server. The problem only occurs if socketMaxListenConnections is not the default.
* This update addresses the following APARs: IV37606 IV38315 IV38623 IV38639 IV38642 IV38669 IV39233 IV39710 IV39711 IV39713 IV39715 IV40248 IV40251 IV40254 IV40803 IV41653.
Re: GPFS V3.5 announcements2013-07-01T13:51:38Z in response to email@example.com
GPFS 18.104.22.168 is now available from IBM Fix Central:
Problems fixed in GPFS 22.214.171.124
June 28, 2013
* Fix a "VMM iowait" deadlock encountered during mmap flush.
* Fixed stripe group close issue in panic error which could prevent a node from rejoining the new cluster group after a quorum loss.
* Apply immediately if you're seeing any segfaults or mysterious mmapplypolicy/tsapolicy crashes during the "execution" phase of the policy command. This defect is more likely to surface on PPC64 machines, but may occur on other architectures.
* Add nodes with a panicked filesystem to the mountlist during the new sgmgr takeover query to allow the sgmgr to stay long enough to process pending sgmMsgSGPanicLocal requests.
* The use of LO_XLOCKNOWAIT flag has been extended to ignore the value ofthe xnew_token_mode to prevent a token revoke from blocking a lock requestin lock_vfs_m().
* Important for customers running mmbackup.
* Reduce deadlock caused by quota module, especially, when quota limits are close to usage.
* Fixed a problem where a node attempting to mount a file systemon a remote cluster which operates with a tie-breaker disk causes that cluster to lose cluster membership. Problem occurs if the cluster hostingthe file system includes nodes that do not have APAR IV21133 (3.3) /IV21759 (3.4) / IV21760 (3.5), or if such nodes remote-mount that file system. Fix needs to be applied to the nodes performing the remote mount.
* Avoid a rare assert when accessing snapshots during SG manager change.
* Provide better suggestions if the user specified a conflicting set of parameters in mmcrfs.
* Fix is highly recommended for GNR/GSS customers. Fix avoids a problem that can cause prolonged filesystem unavailability.
* Fix a problem that create or delete snapshot hang caused by a leaked ro lock on independent fileset.
* Fix mmrestripefs command failure when unmountOnDiskFail is set.
* Rectify a situation for Linux where the IO size exceeds the max hw sectors of the block device.
* Resolved a kernel soft-lockup issue.
* A flaw in the mmfsck code path can result in SEGV while scanning a filesystem that has inodes with metadata inconsistency across replicas, where the first copy is the bad copy and the second copy is the good copy.
* Fix stale advLkObjP that was holding an OpenFile.
* Avoid potential kernel heap corruption if unexpectedly large symlink object is encountered.
* Kernel exception results from a zero-length on gpfs_getacl.
* This update addresses the following APARs: IV40108 IV41180 IV42754 IV43544 IV43741 IV43754 IV43755 IV43760 IV43767 IV43771 IV43777 IV43778 IV43815 IV43831 IV43844 IV44505 IV44506.
Under certain conditions, an issue with IBM GPFS 126.96.36.199 using AFM Single Writer or Independent Writer modes may result in undetected data loss2013-07-24T20:49:31Z in response to firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract: Under certain conditions, an issue with IBM GPFS 188.8.131.52 using AFM Single Writer or Independent Writer modes may result in undetected data loss.
Under certain conditions involving an AFM fileset using Single Writer or Independent Writer modes, a write to an uncached
block in the AFM cache may be overwritten by data subsequently arriving from the AFM home resulting in undetected data loss.
This may occur when an application reads enough blocks of an uncached file to trigger AFM background prefetch, which will read
data from home and write to cache. While this prefetch is running, an application write to an uncached portion of the file
(file blocks not yet pre-fetched to the AFM cache) may succeed, but at a later point the block so written may be overwritten
with data from the AFM home which had not yet arrived in the AFM cache.
Only users of GPFS version 184.108.40.206 who are utilizing AFM Single Writer or Independent Writer cache starting with non-empty AFM home.
Users not Affected:
The following uses of GPFS version 220.127.116.11 should not be affected by this issue.
1. Users not running AFM
2. Read Only or Local Update AFM caches
3. Single Writer or Independent Writer AFM caches with empty AFM home
4. Files created in AFM Single Writer or Independent Writer caches
Fix and Recommendations
IBM plans to make the fix available in GPFS 18.104.22.168 (APAR IV46085). Customers using AFM should update to 22.214.171.124 as soon as it is available.
Until 126.96.36.199 is available, IBM has an ifix available for those customers utilizing AFM. Customers using AFM should contact IBM service to
request and apply the ifix (APAR IV46085) or observe the workaround recommended below as soon as possible.
Workaround until fix is applied:
Both of the below conditions must be met.
1. Set afmPrefetchThreshold to 100 and
2. If the AFM prepop command (mmafmctl Device prefetch -j FilesetName) is running, ensure that the command completes before
issuing writes to the fileset.
Re: GPFS V3.5 announcements2013-09-06T16:03:08Z in response to email@example.com
GPFS 188.8.131.52 is now available from IBM Fix Central:
Problems fixed in GPFS 184.108.40.206
August 8, 2013
* Fixed hang due to COW and ditto resolution locking order.
* Apply immediately if you're seeing any messages like "[E] Error parsing work file ... /usr/bin/sort ... PIL.nn.* ... Service index:3".
* Prevent deadlock between image backup and inode expansion.
* Fixed message timeout caculating error which could expell nodes by wrong.
* Resolve a kernel oops issue due to illegal memory access.
* Fix the directory code which caused FSSTRUCT error to be issued and file lookup to fail. This is rare problem that can only occurs when successful directory split is followed quickly by filesystem panic or node failure.
* Provide better error handling in mmclone command.
* Apply immediately if you're seeing any segfaults or mysterious mmapplypolicy/tsapolicy crashes during the "execution" phase of the policy command. This defect is more likely to surface on PPC64 machines, but may occur on other architectures.
* Fix a race between NFS write on same file which would cause kernel panic.
* Only applies to GNR and GSS systems. This issue is very unlikely to affect customers. The only case where this problem has been observed was caused by a hardware failure that physically damaged most of the SAS network within a storage enclosure, but for a few milliseconds some of the SAS connectivity continued to function well enough for the second log write to succeed. The change described here prevents such an unlikely hardware failure from causing data corruption in the first place. If the data corruption described here has already occurred, IBM support will have to use special tools to recover the data; those tools are now available in the same release.
* Avoid long waiters for directory block splits when inode expansion occurs after snapshot creation.
* Fixed problem where, if the local IP address used by GPFS is temporarily removed, commands (mmexpelnode, for example) will hang.
* This defect only affects users of Vdisk (GNR and GSS). Causes corruption of the Recovery Group descriptor, when disks are failing rapidly or intermittently during server startup. Only happens if during server startup, disks are initially mostly functioning, but failing at a high rate. The symptom of this defect is an assert during a future recovery, saying "requestedNBlocks > 0". Once this assert is observed, the defect has already destroyed the RGdesc, and this whole RG is not recoverable. Installing a PTF that contains the new code will not help after the RGdesc has already been corrupted.
* kxFindCloseNFS has been modified to call a new function kxFindCloseSMBwhich finds the matching NFS instance and then calls LkObjSMB::SMBCloseMto remove its SMBOpen locks if refCount is 0 for the associated NFSDataobject. SMBlock_vfs_m has been changed to call kxFindCloseSMB instead ofkxFindCloseNFS1 as well for the same reason. gpfsRead() has been modified to reacquire the missing SMBOpen read lock,similar to what gpfsWrite() has already done. This is necessary as anopen NFS instance can now lose its SMBOpen locks due to a revoke.
* Count the panicked nodes out in recoverRegions() even if they are on the mount list to allow new fsmgr takeover to succeed even when all other nodes panicked.
* Avoid oiType == InstForVFS assert during restripe/delsnapshot and deadlock when SG manager recovery completes interrupted snapshot commands.
* Fix a problem with per-fileset user and group quota entries initialization when default quotas are enabled.
* Fix assert in shrinkToFit when shrinking the directory data block.
* Add defensive code to prevent /etc/fstab corruption when local fs is 100% full.
* Rebuild mmbackup shadow database will use -s <LocalWorkDirectory> during query shadow file sort.
* Fix CNFS startup issue when bonded interfaces are used.
* This update addresses the following APARs: IV44685 IV44977 IV44978 IV44979 IV45480 IV45502 IV45553 IV45556 IV46085 IV46213 IV46219.
Under certain conditions, an issue with GPFS 220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168 using an AFM fileset may result in undetected in-memory data corruption.2013-09-13T15:14:48Z in response to firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract: Under certain conditions, an issue with GPFS 22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199 using an AFM fileset may result in undetected in-memory data corruption.
Under certain conditions involving an AFM fileset using any mode, a read to an uncached block in AFM cache while background prefetch is running may return wrong data (e.g., a buffer filled with zeros). The AFM background prefetch is triggered automatically when an application reads more than 2 blocks or based on the afmPrefetchThreshold value set on the fileset. The file data on disk is always correct, so a reread of the file will return correct data once background prefetch of the file completes.
Only users of GPFS version 188.8.131.52 or later who are utilizing AFM cache and haven't explicitly disabled background prefetch.
Users not Affected:
The following uses of GPFS version 184.108.40.206 should not be affected by this issue.
1. Users not running AFM
2. GPFS users running 220.127.116.11 or later and having set afmPrefetchThreshold to 100.
3. GPFS users running AFM using 'SW' (Single Writer) mode, where all data is generated by the cache site ( e.g. there are no read operations to the home cluster).
Fix and Recommendations
IBM plans to make the fix available in GPFS 18.104.22.168 (APAR IV48136). Customers using AFM should update to 22.214.171.124 as soon as it is available. Until 126.96.36.199 is available, IBM has an ifix available for those customers utilizing AFM. Customers using AFM should contact IBM service to request and apply the ifix (APAR IV48136) or observe the workaround recommended below as soon as possible.
Workaround until fix is applied:
Both of the below conditions must be met.
1. Set afmPrefetchThreshold to 100 (Note: requires GPFS 188.8.131.52 or later).
2. If the AFM prepop command (mmafmctl Device prefetch -j FilesetName) is running, ensure that the command completes before issuing writes to the fileset.Updated on 2013-09-13T15:15:42Z at 2013-09-13T15:15:42Z by email@example.com
Re: GPFS V3.5 announcements2013-10-07T15:18:46Z in response to firstname.lastname@example.org
GPFS 184.108.40.206 is now available from IBM Fix Central:
Problems fixed in GPFS 220.127.116.11
October 3, 2013
* Update token code to prevent possible GPFS daemon assert when accessing files via DIO.
* Fixed log assert during log recovery.
* Avoid a GPFS crash in high stress situations with many snapshot operations.
* Fix mmlsattr to display extended attributes more than 1024 bytes long.
* Allows offline fsck to continue even if the allocation map file is corrupt.
* Fix a SGPANIC issue during failure update.
* Change the locking mechanism of fcntl F_SETLEASE call to provide better support of Linux 3.0 and above kernel.
* Fixed rare problem in mnode token revoke.
* Call CXI_UPDATE_OSNODE in SFSTrunc() only when truncFile() returns E_OK.
* Fixed 'Inconsistency in file system metadata' after delete fileset.
* Fix signal 11 in findVerbsConn.
* Correct handling of mailbox worker creation when worker1Threads dynamically changed after daemon startup.
* Avoid loss of directory updates and mmfsck errors after file system panic.
* Honor env variable MMBACKUP_LOG_SUFFIX + 2 bug fixes. Provide a way for the common, persistent error log lists in mmbackup to be named with a user-provided suffix to aid in finding them after run is complete. Usually the persistent error files are named mmbackup.auditBadPaths.<tsm server name> mmbackup.auditUnresolved.<tsm server name> mmbackup.unsupported.<tsm server name> now they can be suffixed with "." followed by the value in the env variable. Fixed two bugs with other env variables: Integer evaluate DEBUGmmbackup and carefully check for empty string with 'eq' on MMBACKUP_PROGRESS_CALLOUT.
* Fixed deadlocak in CopyOnWriteData.
* When a file is being write to a GPFS FPO storage pool and block group factor (BGF) of the file is larger than 1, if GPFS daemon is killed manually or by other cases, block pre-allocation may cause file size is not accurate.
* The default mount point for a GPFS file system cannot be set to "/".
* Fixed fsck handling of corrupt dirs having data in inode.
* Fix a problem with snapshots causing hang.
* Added temporary work-around for LSI SAS adapter driver defect that incorrectly reports SCSI PI errors in GPFS Storage Server (GSS) systems. This work-around prevents the GPFS Native RAID disk hospital from incorrectly taking actions against disk drives in response to certain SAS fabric problems. Applies to GSS systems only.
* Fix quota operation to avoid writing to quota files during heavy snapshot stress.
* Desensitize mmbackup to number formatting. In non-US LOCALEs the number format varies and some dsmc commands persist in using thousands separators that confuse the code about the number of objects processed for various actions. This can result in mmbackup seeing a failure where none exists. Filter all non nunmeric characters from portions of dsmc output that are tallied to arrive at success or failure determinations.
* Added 3 missing ilm sample files to gpfs.base package : mmpolicy-du.sample, mmpolicy-listall.sample, and mmpolicy-fileheat.sample
* Fixed a problem where offline fsck can sometimes hit segv in gpfs v18.104.22.168 and above.
* Fix assert in flushBuffer when user provided invalid data buffer to write a new preallocated data block.
* Fixed mmbackup Directory(mountpoint) -S <snapshot> problem.
* Fix a recent problem that prevented the -i and -d options to mmlsfileset from reporting nonzero usage.
* Fix openssl not found on Windows nodes.
* Fixed problem in snapshot copyonwrite for the request that is not within the range of snapshot to which the data is being copied.
* Avoid returning stale buffer for read of uncached file if background prefetch is running and there is WAN delays.
* GNR systems (on the P7IH hardware with the P7IH disk enclosure) or GSS systems (GPFS storage server on xSeries servers) use mmchcarrier to replace Pdisks, and are vulnerable anytime an error occurs during mmchcarrier.
* Allow file owner to use gpfs_set_winattrs (posix acl or mode).
* Fix assert when NFS client trying to access file from deleted independent fileset.
* Fix a rare data corruption error which can be hit by Direct IO operation.
* This update addresses the following APARs: IV46544 IV46546 IV47145 IV47623 IV47624 IV47627 IV47628 IV48136 IV48794 IV48796 IV48798.
Re: GPFS V3.5 announcements2013-12-02T19:14:38Z in response to email@example.com
GPFS 22.214.171.124 is now available from IBM Fix Central:
Problems fixed in GPFS 126.96.36.199
November 27, 2013
* Fix a memory leak in Memory subpool 'Buffer'.
* This update addresses the following APARs: IV51893.
Re: GPFS V3.5 announcements2014-02-10T13:20:48Z in response to firstname.lastname@example.org
GPFS 188.8.131.52 is now available from IBM Fix Central:
Problems fixed in GPFS 184.108.40.206
January 24, 2014
* Information for disks belonging to a pool was not cached properly. This is fixed.
* Fixed problem in metanode optimization duting directory lookup.
* The name of the fsck worker node that failed is shown on the command line when fsck aborts.
* Fix the problem that WADFG rule '*,*,*' does not stripe replicas cross locality groups in FPO environment.
* Fixed a file content integrity problem when using mmap to read a file.
* Account for QNumExec correctly in disconnected mode.
* Fix code to prevent GPFS daemon assert that could occur after extended attribute was added to a file where the file is small enough for data to resides in the inode.
* The customers using IW failback are affected by this bug, Customers need to update GPFS containing this fix to come out of this state.
* On AIX, to serialize file system unmount operation for a specific file system to protect a potential system crash when there is a long time sync callback for pre-unmount event.
* Fix failure when adding files to a directory that has 4K block size when inode size is also 4K.
* Code fix ensures invalid condition check is not done that can lead to asserts in the inode mergecode path.
* If the customer has experienced assertion failures on ThRWXLock's or ThSXLock's, then this change is recommended. The changes are not extensive and the fix is considered to be low risk.
* FPO: fix a FSSTRUCT error which happens at block deallocation time.
* Fix the snapshot code to prevent a possible deadlock. The deadlock would only occur if there is snapshot command waiting to start when filesystem panics.
* Ensure that inode scans (and policy) find all inodes in an independent fileset.
* In fileset snasphot restore tool, restore EA before copying data for a deleted file which has hard link.
* support GPFS 3.5 per-ACL flags for opaque gpfs_getacl and gpfs_putacl.
* Fix a rare case which can lead Linux AIO read returns data shorter than required.
* Fix an assert in reading the last datablock on mmapped file.
* Fix mmclone split failure when the parent file is so small that its data fits in the inode.
* Avoid assert when running hadoop map/reduce job and DIO workload at the same time.
* gpfs_putacl of an ACL obtained via gpfs_getacl from a "-k nfs4" fs failed.
* Fixed rare probelm where leaving inode lock.
* Fixed mmap read/write from/to a file with preallocated blocks.
* Fix symlink loops problem when run multiple gpfs.snap at the same time.
* Code fix ensures the locking order is not violated in COW code path. This fixes deadlocks in COW code and kernel panics in directio code path.
* Fix the signing of the MSI packages to include their timestamping.
* fix a gpfs/nfs issue on kernel greater than 2.6.36.
* Fixed problem in snapshot code due to COW failure after successfully finishing COW operation on some blocks in the specified range.
* Make the number of total and free inode reported by SNMP consistent with 'df -i' numbers.
* Fix mmtracectl hangs.
* Fix a problem that write on unlinked clone file failed with E_NOENT.
* Fix a problem that non-smgr failure causes the whole deldisk fail.
* Ensures that the rename code gets the flush flag on objects it needs to modify. This change introduces an option in the lock tab entry for file object to optionally acquire flush flag.
* fix for: tsgetacl assert `aceP->aceLength > 0'.
* Fix one mmdelsnapshot time out issue.
* Fix assert when we clear out the whole file but there's allocated but not committed DA for the datablock 0.
* Fixed inconsistency between GPFS 3.5 read-only cache fileset and home after write operation is attempted at read-only cache.
* mmbackup interprets backslash in include/exclude statement as literal when it is not within a character class.
* Fix failure when adding external attributes to a directory with certain combinations of a nearly full inode, large inode size, and small block size.
* On AIX, add another hold count on the root vnode to protect a potential system crash when there is a long time sync callback for pre-unmount event.
* Fix an assertion that happens during mmap operation on 4K inode size file system on Windows platform.
* ACL-level flags wrongly used in the initial ACLs for files/subdirs.
* This update addresses the following APARs: IV50405 IV51515 IV52099 IV52824 IV52858 IV52859 IV52860 IV52862 IV52863 IV52865 IV52866 IV53334.