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  1. Lustre
  2. LU-9756

sanity test 184d fails with ‘lovea *-E -1 -c -1 * != * -E -1 -c 6 * ‘


    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: Lustre 2.10.0
    • Fix Version/s: None
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      sanity test_184d fails when there is a default composite layout set on $DIR with:

      sanity test_184d: @@@@@@ FAIL: lovea  -E 2097152 -c 1 -S 1048576 -i 0 -E -1 -c -1 -S 1048576 -i -1 !=  -E 2097152 -c 1 -S 1048576 -i 0 -E -1 -c 6 -S 1048576 -i 1 

      More specifically, when you set a composite layout on $DIR and run sanity.sh test 184d will fail when the number of stripes set on a component is -1.

      Here’s essentially what test 184a and why it fails when a composite file layout is set on mount point:

      1. touch a file called swapfile1. The last component of the file is uninstantiated and you will see lcme_flags = 0 and lmm_stripe_count = -1 for the last component which matches the composite file layout on the parent dir.
      2. create another file with “./openfile -f O_CREAT:O_LOV_DELAY_CREATE /lustre/scratch/swapfile2”
      3. now swap the layouts with “lfs swap_layouts /lustre/scratch/swapfile1 /lustre/scratch/swapfile2”
      4. The swap works, but the last component of the swapped file, swapfile2, is now instantiated; we see lcme_flags =init and lmm_stripe_count = 6 for the last component of swapfile2.

      So, sanity test 184a fails because of the differences in the lmm_stripe_count values; “-1” versus “6”.

      Bobi Jam explained this as a “… current PFL swap limitation (initializing all objects before getting the group lock), so that after swap, those un-initialized component got initialized.”

      Andreas Dilger commented: My preference would be to avoid instantiating the layout of files during swap, but there is a bug with doing a group lock on uninstantiated components, and the workaround is to force all components to be instantiated.

      Logs for one of these failures is at


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                jamesanunez James Nunez
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