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Re: [Linux-cluster] falure during gfs2_grow caused node crash & data loss

In the message dated: Mon, 22 Mar 2010 09:52:21 EDT,
The pithy ruminations from Bob Peterson on 
<Re: [Linux-cluster] falure during gfs2_grow caused node crash & data loss> wer
=> ----- bergman merctech com wrote:
=> | I just had a serious problem with gfs2_grow which caused a loss of
=> | data and a 
=> | cluster node reboot.
=> | 
=> | I was attempting to grow a gfs2 volume from 50GB => 145GB. The volume
=> | was 
=> | mounted on both cluster nodes at the start of running "gfs2_grow".
=> | When I 
=> | umounted the volume from _one_ node (not where gfs2_grow was running),
=> | the 
=> | macine running gfs2_grow rebooted and the filesystem is damaged.
=> | 
=> | The sequence of commands was as follows. Each command was successful
=> | until the 
=> | "umount".
=> (snip)
=> | Mark
=> Hi Mark,

Thanks for getting back to me.

=> There's a good chance this was caused by bugzilla bug #546683 which
=> is scheduled to be released in 5.5.  However, I've also seen some
=> problems like this when a logical volume in LVM isn't marked as
=> clustered.  Make sure it is with the "vgs" command (check if the flags
=> end with a "c") and if not, do vgchange -cy <volgrp>

Yes, the volume group is clustered (it contains 5 other filesystems, some of 
which are gfs2 clustered) and works fine.

=> As for fsck.gfs2, it should never segfault.  IMHO, this is a bug
=> so please open a bugzilla record: Product: "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5"

Can I paraphrase that when I talk to our developers? I've been trying to
convince them that (in most cases) segfault == bug. :)

=> and component "gfs2-utils".  Assign it to me.

Will do...once my Bugzilla account is setup.

=> As for recovering your volume, you can try this but it's not guaranteed
=> to work:
=> (1) Reduce the volume to its size from before the gfs2_grow.

That claims to be successful. The 'lvs' command shows the volume at it's 
previous size.

=> (2) Mount it from one node only, if you can (it may crash).

I'm unable to mount the volume:

	/sbin/mount.gfs2: error mounting /dev/mapper/global_vg-legacy on /legacy: No such file or directory

An fsck.gfs2 at this point reports:

	Initializing fsck
	Recovering journals (this may take a while)...
	Journal recovery complete.
	Validating Resource Group index.
	Level 1 RG check.
	(level 1 failed)
	Level 2 RG check.
	L2: number of rgs in the index = 85.
	WARNING: rindex file is corrupt.
	(level 2 failed)
	Level 3 RG check.
	  RG 1 at block 0x11 intact [length 0x3b333]
	  RG 2 at block 0x3B344 intact [length 0x3b32f]
	  RG 3 at block 0x76673 intact [length 0x3b32f]
	  RG 4 at block 0xB19A2 intact [length 0x3b32f]
	  RG 5 at block 0xECCD1 intact [length 0x3b32f]
	  RG 6 at block 0x128000 intact [length 0x3b32f]
	* RG 7 at block 0x16332F *** DAMAGED *** [length 0x3b32f]
	* RG 8 at block 0x19E65E *** DAMAGED *** [length 0x3b32f]
	* RG 9 at block 0x1D998D *** DAMAGED *** [length 0x3b32f]
	* RG 10 at block 0x214CBC *** DAMAGED *** [length 0x3b32f]
	Error: too many bad RGs.
	Error rebuilding rg list.
	(level 3 failed)
	RG recovery impossible; I can't fix this file system.

=> (3) If it lets you mount it, run gfs2_grow again.
=> (4) Unmount the volume.
=> (5) Mount the volume from both nodes.
=> If that doesn't work or if the system can't properly mount the volume
=> your choices are either (1) reformat the volume and restore from

I figured I'll have to do that...so I'll keep playing with the alternatives

=> backup, (2) Use gfs2_edit to patch the i_size field of the rindex file

Do you mean "di_size"?

=> to be a fairly small multiple of 96 then repeat steps 1 through 4.

According to "gfs2_edit -p rindex", the initial value of di_size is:

	di_size               8192                0x2000

Does that give any indication of an appropriate "fairly small multiple"?



=> Regards,
=> Bob Peterson
=> Red Hat File Systems

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