Change Log 1.6

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(Updated: Jun 2009)

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Changes from v1.6.7.1 to v1.6.7.2

Support for networks:

  • socklnd - any kernel supported by Lustreā„¢
  • qswlnd - Qsnet kernel modules 5.20 and later
  • openiblnd - IbGold 1.8.2
  • o2iblnd - OFED 1.1, 1.2.0, 1.2.5, and 1.3.1
  • viblnd - Voltaire ibhost 3.4.5 and later
  • ciblnd - Topspin 3.2.0
  • iiblnd - Infiniserv 3.3 + PathBits patch
  • gmlnd - GM 2.1.22 and later
  • mxlnd - MX 1.2.1 or later
  • ptllnd - Portals 3.3 / UNICOS/lc 1.5.x, 2.0.x

Support for kernels:

  • 2.6.5-7.314 (SLES 9)
  • 2.6.9-78.0.22.EL (RHEL 4)
  • 2.6.16.60-0.37 (SLES 10)
  • 2.6.18-92.1.26.el5 (RHEL 5)
  • 2.6.22.14 vanilla (kernel.org)

Client support for unpatched kernels: (see Patchless Client)

  • 2.6.16 - 2.6.22 vanilla (kernel.org)

Client support for unpatched kernels:

  • We do not recommend using patchless RHEL4 clients with kernels prior to 2.6.9-55EL (RHEL4U5).

Recommended e2fsprogs version: 1.40.11-sun1

RHEL 4 and RHEL 5/SLES 10 clients behaves differently on cd ./ to a removed current working directory (refer to bugzilla 14399.

A new quota file format was introduced in 1.6.6 (for 2.6.16+ kernels). The format conversion from prior releases is handled transparently, but releases older than 1.6.6/1.8.0 don't understand this new format. The automatic format conversion can be avoided by running the following commands on the MDS and OSS servers (for pre 1.4.12-1.6.5 quota files):

tunefs.lustre --param="mdt.quota_type=ug1" $MDTDEV
tunefs.lustre --param="ost.quota_type=ug1" $MDTDEV

or (for 1.4.12/1.6.5 quota files)

tunefs.lustre --param="mdt.quota_type=ug2" $MDTDEV
tunefs.lustre --param="ost.quota_type=ug2" $MDTDEV

For more information, please refer to bugzilla 13904.


Output of lfs quota has been made less detailed by default, old (verbose) output can be obtained by using -v option.

File join has been disabled in this release. Refer to bugzilla 16929.

A new Lustre ADIO driver is available for MPICH2-1.0.7.

NFS export disabled when stack size < 8192. Since the NFSv4 export of Lustre file system with 4K stack may cause a stack overflow. For more information, please refer to bugzilla 17630

Severity: enhancement
Description: Update kernel to RHEL5.2 2.6.18-92.1.26.

Severity: critical, only with RHEL4/SLES9 MDS
Description: user xattr corruption
Details: setting extended attributes can corrupt other attributes stored in the inode body. Both user & lustre internal (LOV EA) attributes are concerned. In the latter case, the lustre filesystem can be damaged.

Severity: enhancement
Description: Update kernel to RHEL4.7 2.6.9-78.0.22.

Severity: enhancement
Description: allow the use of the kernel provided OFED stack
Details: This patch allows for lbuild to use the OFED stack provided by the kernel vendor. For the RHEL4 and RHEL5 kernels, we enable the kernel supplied OFED stack.

Severity: enhancement
Description: improve lctl set/get_param
Details: handle the bad options, support more than one arguments, add '-F' option to append the indicator to the parameters.

Severity: enhancement
Description: Update kernel to SLES10 SP2 2.6.16.60-0.37.

Severity: major
Frequency: rare
Description: fix lqs' reference which won't be put in some situations.
Details: This patch fixes:

  • In quota_check_common(), this function will check quota for user and group, but only send one return via "pending". In most cases, the pendings should be same. But that is not always the case.
  • If quotaoff runs between lquota_chkquota() and lquota_pending_commit(), the same thing will happen too. That is why it comes:
if (!ll_sb_any_quota_active(qctxt->lqc_sb))
       RETURN(0);

Changes from v1.6.7 to v1.6.7.1

Support for networks:

  • socklnd - any kernel supported by Lustre
  • qswlnd - Qsnet kernel modules 5.20 and later
  • openiblnd - IbGold 1.8.2
  • o2iblnd - OFED 1.1, 1.2.0, 1.2.5, and 1.3.1
  • viblnd - Voltaire ibhost 3.4.5 and later
  • ciblnd - Topspin 3.2.0
  • iiblnd - Infiniserv 3.3 + PathBits patch
  • gmlnd - GM 2.1.22 and later
  • mxlnd - MX 1.2.1 or later
  • ptllnd - Portals 3.3 / UNICOS/lc 1.5.x, 2.0.x

Support for kernels:

  • 2.6.5-7.314 (SLES 9)
  • 2.6.9-67.0.22.EL (RHEL 4)
  • 2.6.16.60-0.31 (SLES 10)
  • 2.6.18-92.1.17.el5 (RHEL 5)
  • 2.6.22.14 vanilla (kernel.org)

Client support for unpatched kernels: (see Patchless Client)

  • 2.6.16 - 2.6.22 vanilla (kernel.org)

Client support for unpatched kernels:

  • We do not recommend using patchless RHEL4 clients with kernels prior to 2.6.9-55EL (RHEL4U5).

Recommended e2fsprogs version: 1.40.11-sun1

Note that reiserfs quotas are disabled on SLES 10 in this kernel.

RHEL 4 and RHEL 5/SLES 10 clients behaves differently on cd ./ to a removed current working directory (refer to bugzilla 14399.

A new quota file format has been introduced in 1.6.5. The format conversion from prior releases is handled transparently, but releases older than 1.4.12/1.6.5 will not understand this new format. The automatic format conversion can be avoided by running the following command on the MDS before upgrading:

tunefs.lustre --param="mdt.quota_type=ug1" $MDTDEV

For more information, please refer to bugzilla 13904.

A new quota file format was introduced in 1.6.6 (for 2.6.16+ kernels). The format conversion from prior releases is handled transparently, but releases older than 1.6.6/1.8.0 don't understand this new format. The automatic format conversion can be avoided by running the following commands on the MDS and OSS servers (for pre 1.4.12-1.6.5 quota files):

tunefs.lustre --param="mdt.quota_type=ug1" $MDTDEV
tunefs.lustre --param="ost.quota_type=ug1" $MDTDEV

or (for 1.4.12/1.6.5 quota files)

tunefs.lustre --param="mdt.quota_type=ug2" $MDTDEV
tunefs.lustre --param="ost.quota_type=ug2" $MDTDEV

For more information, please refer to bugzilla 13904.

Output of lfs quota has been made less detailed by default, old (verbose) output can be obtained by using -v option.

File join has been disabled in this release, refer to bugzilla 16929.

A new Lustre ADIO driver is available for MPICH2-1.0.7.

NFS export disabled when stack size < 8192. Since the NFSv4 export of Lustre filesystem with 4K stack may cause a stack overflow. For more information, please refer to bugzilla 17630.

Severity: major
Frequency  : rare
Description: fix racy locking of mballoc block bitmaps causing BUG
Details: The locking of the mballoc buddy bitmap and the in-memory block bitmap was using two different spin locks in some cases. This made it possible to incorrectly access the mballoc bitmap while another process was modifying it, causing a sanity assertion to fail. While no on-disk corruption was reported, there was some risk of this happening.

Frequency: common
Description: correct count of recoverable clients
Details: if recovery failed for client for some reasons (goal inode or something else) server can wait failed clients for finish recovery.

Severity: critical
Frequency: when directories had atime set in past (e.g. untar)
Descriptoin: Lustre detected file system corruption with inode out of bounds
Details: don't update i_size on MDS_CLOSE for directories. This causes directory corruptions on the MDT.

Severity: normal
Frequency: on failed service startup
Description: replay-single test_61d: LustreError: 17392:0:(lprocfs_status.c:859:lprocfs_obd_cleanup()) ASSERTION(obd->obd_proc_exports_entry->subdir == NULL) failed
Details: cleanup lprocfs entries on error.

Severity: normal
Frequency: rare
Description: llmount.sh: BUG: spinlock wrong owner on CPU#0, mount.lustre/8180
Details: fix typo in import_set_conn() causing spinlock corruption.

Severity: normal
Frequency: rare, only when using group lock on client
Description: Group Lock in Lustre: write call is blocking
Details: fix wrong return code of ll_is_file_contended() causing processes to be blocked indefinitely.

Severity: normal
Frequency: rare
Description: ASSERTION(new_lock != NULL) failed:op 0x1 lockh 0x0
Details: DISP_OPEN_LOCK is not cleared properly in reconstruct_open() since intent_disposition() is used instead of intent_set_disposition().

Severity: major
Frequency: occasional when using software RAID5
Description: raid5 panics
Details: fix panic in raid5_end_read_request().

Changes from v1.6.6 to v1.6.7

Support for networks:

  • socklnd - any kernel supported by Lustre
  • qswlnd - Qsnet kernel modules 5.20 and later
  • openiblnd - IbGold 1.8.2
  • o2iblnd - OFED 1.1, 1.2.0, 1.2.5, and 1.3.1
  • viblnd - Voltaire ibhost 3.4.5 and later
  • ciblnd - Topspin 3.2.0
  • iiblnd - Infiniserv 3.3 + PathBits patch
  • gmlnd - GM 2.1.22 and later
  • mxlnd - MX 1.2.1 or later
  • ptllnd - Portals 3.3 / UNICOS/lc 1.5.x, 2.0.x

Support for kernels:

  • 2.6.5-7.314 (SLES 9)
  • 2.6.9-67.0.22.EL (RHEL 4)
  • 2.6.16.60-0.31 (SLES 10)
  • 2.6.18-92.1.17.el5 (RHEL 5)
  • 2.6.22.14 vanilla (kernel.org)

Client support for unpatched kernels: (see Patchless_Client)

  • 2.6.16 - 2.6.22 vanilla (kernel.org)

Client support for unpatched kernels:

  • We do not recommend using patchless RHEL4 clients with kernels prior to 2.6.9-55EL (RHEL4U5).

Recommended e2fsprogs version: 1.40.11-sun1

Note that reiserfs quotas are disabled on SLES 10 in this kernel.

RHEL 4 and RHEL 5/SLES 10 clients behaves differently on cd ./ to a removed current working directory (refer to bugzilla 14399.

A new quota file format has been introduced in 1.6.5. The format conversion from prior releases is handled transparently, but releases older than 1.4.12/1.6.5 will not understand this new format. The automatic format conversion can be avoided by running the following command on the MDS before upgrading:

tunefs.lustre --param="mdt.quota_type=ug1" $MDTDEV

For more information, please refer to bugzilla 13904.

A new quota file format was introduced in 1.6.6 (for 2.6.16+ kernels). The format conversion from prior releases is handled transparently, but releases older than 1.6.6/1.8.0 don't understand this new format. The automatic format conversion can be avoided by running the following commands on the MDS and OSS servers (for pre 1.4.12-1.6.5 quota files):

tunefs.lustre --param="mdt.quota_type=ug1" $MDTDEV
tunefs.lustre --param="ost.quota_type=ug1" $MDTDEV

or (for 1.4.12/1.6.5 quota files)

tunefs.lustre --param="mdt.quota_type=ug2" $MDTDEV
tunefs.lustre --param="ost.quota_type=ug2" $MDTDEV

For more information, please refer to bugzilla 13904.

Severity: normal
Description: Get RAID stripe size from superblock
Details: RAID striping parameters are now saved in the superblock itself, so we should use these parameters instead of having to specify a mount option each time.

Severity: major
Description: Disable big-endian ldiskfs server support.
Details: The ldiskfs code is not tested on big-endian machines, and there are known compatibility problems in the extents code when running for most of the kernels. Print an error message and refuse to mount, in case anyone tests this. For existing file systems that might have been created in this way it is possible to mount with the "bigendian_extents" option to force the mount.


Severity: major
Description: workaround for OOM from o2iblnd
Details: OFED needs allocate big chunk of memory for QP while creating connection for o2iblnd, OOM can happen if no such a contiguous memory chunk. QP size is decided by concurrent_sends and max_fragments of o2iblnd, now we permit user to specify smaller value for concurrent_sends of o2iblnd(i.e: concurrent_sends=7), which will decrease memory block size required by creating QP.

Severity: major
Description: Support Zerocopy receive of Chelsio device
Details: Chelsio driver can support zerocopy for iov[1] if it's contiguous and large enough.

Severity: normal
Description: fix credit flow deadlock in uptllnd

Severity: normal
Description: finalize network operation in reasonable time
Details: conf-sanity test_32a couldn't stop ost and mds because it tried to access non-existent peer and tcp connect took quite long before timing out.

Severity: major
Description: Continuous recovery on 33 of 413 nodes after lustre oss failure
Details: Lost reference on conn prevents peer from being destroyed, which could prevent new peer creation if peer count has reached upper limit.

Severity: normal
Description: LNET Selftest results in Soft lockup on OSS CPU
Details: only hits when 8 or more o2ib clients involved and a session is torn down with 'lst end_session' without preceeding 'lst stop'.

Severity: minor
Description: concurrent_sends in IB LNDs should not be changeable at run time Details: concurrent_sends in IB LNDs should not be changeable at run time

Severity: normal
Frequency: rare
Description: panic in mds_open
Details: don't confuse mds_finish_transno() with PTR_ERR(-ENOENT)

Severity: normal
Frequency: rare
Description: stuck in cache_remove_extent() or panic with accessing to already freed look.
Details: release lock refernce only after add page to pages list.

Severity: normal
Frequency: always with long access acl
Descriptoin: mds can't pack reply with long acl.
Details: mds don't control size of acl but they limited by reint/getattr reply buffer.

Severity: normal
Frequency: start MDS on uncleanly shutdowned MDS device
Description: aborting recovery hang on MDS
Details: don't throttle destroy RPCs for the MDT.

Severity: major
Frequency: on remount
Description: external journal device not working after the remount
Details: clear dev_rdonly flag for external journal devices in blkdev_put()

Severity: minor
Frequency: rare
Description: shutdown vs evict race
Details: client_disconnect_export vs connect request race. if client will evicted at this time - we start invalidate thread without referece to import and import can be freed at same time.

Severity: minor
Frequency: always
Description: shrink LOV EAs before replying
Details: correctly adjust LOV EA buffer for reply.

Severity: normal
Frequency: rare
Description: don't skip ost target if they assigned to file
Details: Drop slow OSCs if we can, but not for requested start idx. This means "if OSC is slow and it is not the requested start OST, then it can be skipped, otherwise skip it only if it is inactive/recovering/out-of-space.

Severity: enhancement
Description: Update to RHEL5 kernel-2.6.18-92.1.17.el5.

Severity: normal
Frequency: rare, need ACLs on inode.
Description: client can't handle ost additional correctly
Details: if ost was added after client connected to mds client can have hit lnet_try_match_md ... to big messages to wide striped files. in this case need teach client to handle config events about add lov target and update client max ea size at that event.

Severity: enhancement
Description: Update to sles9 kernel-2.6.5-7.314.

Severity: enhancement
Description: Update to SLES10 SP2 kernel-2.6.16.60-0.31.

Severity: normal
Frequency: Create a symlink file with a very long name
Description: ldlm_cancel_pack()) ASSERTION(max >= dlm->lock_count + count)
Details: If there is no extra space in the request for early cancels, ldlm_req_handles_avail() returns 0 instead of a negative value.

Severity: major
Frequency: rare, during racing unlink and create in same directory
Description: mds is deadlocked
Details: in rare cases, inode in directory can have inode number lower than parent inode number. This produces wrong locking order during open and parallel unlink. Teach mds_open to grab locks in inode number order, not parent -> child order.

Severity: enhancement
Description: Add /proc entry for import status
Details: The mdc, osc, and mgc import directories now have an import directory that contains useful import data for debugging connection problems.

Severity: enhancement
Description: Re-disable certain /proc logging
Details: Enable and disable client's offset_stats, extents_stats and extents_stats_per_process stats logging on the fly.

Severity: enhancement
Description: Generic /proc file permissions
Details: Set /Proc file permissions in a more generic way to enable non-root users operate on some /proc files.

Severity: major
Description: Hitting mdc_commit_close() ASSERTION
Details: Properly handle request reference release in ll_release_openhandle().

Severity: normal
Description: Prevent import from entering FULL state when server in recovery

Severity: normal
Frequency: only with devices that have a ':' in the name
Description: service mount cannot take device name with ':'
Details: Only when device name contains ":/" will mount treat it as client mount.

Severity: normal
Frequency: rare
Description: replace ptlrpcd with the statahead thread to interpret the async statahead RPC callback

Severity: normal
Frequency: on recovery
Description: I/O failures after umount during fail back
Details: if client reconnected to restarted server we need join to recovery instead of find server handler is changed and process self eviction with cancel all locks.

Severity: enhancement
Description: Update to RHEL5 kernel-2.6.18-92.1.10.el5.

Severity: enhancement
Description: Update to SLES10 SP2 kernel-2.6.16.60-0.27.

Severity: enhancement
Description: Upcall on Lustre log has been dumped
Details: Allow for a user mode script to be called once a Lustre log has been dumped. It passes the filename of the dumped log to the script, the location of the script can be specified via /proc/sys/lnet/debug_log_upcall.

Severity: minor
Frequency: rare
Description: avoid messages about idr_remove called for unallocated id.
Details: Move s_dev assigment for clustered NFS to end of initialization, to avoid problem with error handling.

Severity: minor
Frequency: rare
Description: avoid Already found the key in hash [CONN_UNUSED_HASH] messages
Details: When connection is reused this not moved from CONN_UNUSED_HASH into CONN_USED_HASH and this prodice warning when put connection again in unused hash.

Severity: enhancement
Description: Export bytes_read/bytes_write count on OSC/OST.

Severity: normal
Description: Early reply size mismatch, MGC loses connection
Details: Apply the MGS_CONNECT_SUPPORTED mask at reconnect time so the connect flags are properly negotiated.

Severity: major
Description: quota recovery deadlock during mds failover
Details: This patch includes att18982, att18236, att18237 in bz14840.
Problems solved:

  • Fix osts hang when mds does failover with quotaon
  • Prevent watchdog storm when osts threads wait for the recovery of mds

Severity: enhancement
Description: Add lustre_start utility to start or stop multiple Lustre servers from a CSV file.

Severity: normal
Description: kptllnd_peer_check_sends() ASSERTION(!in_interrupt()) failed
Details: fix stack overflow in distributed lock manager by defering export eviction after a failed callback to the ELT thread instead of handling it in the DLM interpret routine.

Severity: enhancement
Description: More exported tunables for mballoc
Details: Add support for tunable preallocation window and new tunables for large/small requests

Severity: normal
Description: Detect corruption of block bitmap and checking for preallocations
Details: Checks validity of on-disk block bitmap. Also it does better checking of number of applied preallocations. When corruption is found, it turns file system read-only to prevent further corruptions.

Severity: normal
Description: ll_read_ahead_pages()) ASSERTION(page_idx > ria->ria_stoff) failed
Details: Once the unmatched stride IO mode is detected, shrink the stride-ahead window to 0. If it does hit cache miss, and read pattern is still stride-io mode, does not reset the stride window, but also does not increase the stride window length in this case.

Severity: normal
Frequency: only for big-endian servers
Description: Check if system is big-endian while mounting fs with extents
Details: Mounting a file system with extents feature will fail on big-endian systems since ext3-based ldiskfs is not supported on big-endian systems. Can be bypassed with "bigendian_extents" mount option.

Severity: normal
Description: Excessive recovery window
Details: With AT enabled, the recovery window can be excessively long (6000+ seconds). To address this problem, we no longer use OBD_RECOVERY_FACTOR when extending the recovery window (the connect timeout no longer depends on the service time, it is set to INITIAL_CONNECT_TIMEOUT now) and clients report the old service time via pb_service_time.

Severity: normal
Description: Watchdog triggered on MDS failover
Details: enable OBD_CONNECT_MDT flag when connecting from the MDS so that the OSTs know that the MDS "UUID" can be reused for the same export from a different NID, so we do not need to wait for the export to be evicted.

Severity: normal
Frequency: start MDS on uncleanly shutdowned MDS device
Description: ll_sync thread stay in waiting mds<>ost recovery finished
Details: fix race due to two ll_sync threads processing the same lov target causing random failures in various tests. The solution is to send ACTIVATE event only if connect already finished and import is in FULL state.

Severity: major
Frequency: rare, only if using MMP with Linux RAID
Description: MMP doesn't work with Linux RAID
Details: While using HA for Lustre servers with Linux RAID, it is possible that MMP will not detect multiple mounts. To make this work we need to unplug the device queue in RAID when the MMP block is being written. Also while reading the MMP block, we should read it from disk and not the cached one.

Changes from v1.6.5.1 to v1.6.6

Support for networks:
socklnd - any kernel supported by Lustre
qswlnd - Qsnet kernel modules 5.20 and later
openiblnd - IbGold 1.8.2
o2iblnd - OFED 1.1, 1.2.0, 1.2.5, and 1.3.1
viblnd - Voltaire ibhost 3.4.5 and later
ciblnd - Topspin 3.2.0
iiblnd - Infiniserv 3.3 + PathBits patch
gmlnd - GM 2.1.22 and later
mxlnd - MX 1.2.1 or later
ptllnd - Portals 3.3 / UNICOS/lc 1.5.x, 2.0.x

Support for kernels:
2.6.5-7.312 (SLES 9)
2.6.9-67.0.22.EL (RHEL 4)
2.6.16.60-0.27 (SLES 10)
2.6.18-92.1.10.el5 (RHEL 5)
2.6.22.14 vanilla (kernel.org)

Client support for unpatched kernels: (see Patchless Client)
2.6.16 - 2.6.22 vanilla (kernel.org)

Recommended e2fsprogs version: 1.40.11-sun1

Note that reiserfs quotas are disabled on SLES 10 in this kernel.

RHEL 4 and RHEL 5/SLES 10 clients behaves differently on 'cd ./' to a removed current working directory (refer to bugzilla 14399

A new quota file format has been introduced in 1.6.5. The format conversion from prior releases is handled transparently, but releases older than 1.4.12/1.6.5 will not understand this new format. The automatic format conversion can be avoided by running the following command on the MDS before upgrading:

    'tunefs.lustre --param="mdt.quota_type=ug1" $MDTDEV'.

For more information, please refer to bugzilla 13904

Severity: normal
Description: ptl_send_rpc hits LASSERT when ptl_send_buf fails
Details: only hits under out-of-memory situations

Severity: enhancement
Description: Add support for downgrading pools-striped files
Details: The MDS can understand the new LOV magic from pool striped files and will automatically convert them to the standard striping format for clients (pools will be available in a future release).

Severity: normal
Frequency: occasionally, only on patchless client
Description: add workaround for race between add/remove dentry from hash

Severity: minor
Frequency: only during testing
Description: LBUG when llog conf file is full
Details: When llog bitmap is full, ENOSPC should be returned for plain log.

Severity: normal
Frequency: occasionally, during recovery
Description: Prevent import from entering FULL state when server in recovery

Severity: normal
Frequency: rare
Description: replace ptlrpcd with the statahead thread to interpret the async statahead RPC callback

Severity: normal
Frequency: on recovery
Description: I/O failures after umount during fail back
Details: if client reconnected to restarted server we need join to recovery instead of find server handler is changed and process self eviction with cancel all locks.

Severity: enhancement
Description: Update to RHEL5 kernel-2.6.18-92.1.10.el5.

Severity: enhancement
Description: Update to SLES10 SP2 kernel-2.6.16.60-0.27.

Severity: normal
Frequency: rare
Description: avoid ASSERTION(client_stat->nid_exp_ref_count == 0) failed
Details: release reference to stats when client disconnected, not when export destroyed for avoid races when client destroyed after main ost export.

Severity: normal
Frequency: when adding OSTs to a running filesystem
Description: more cleanup in mds_lov
Details: add workaround for get valid ost count for avoid warnings about drop too big messages, not init llog cat under semphore which can be blocked on reconnect and break normal replay, fix access to wrong pointer.

Severity: normal
Frequency: only when connecting 1.6.5 clients to 1.6.4 or earlier servers
Description: Early reply size mismatch, MGC loses connection
Details: Apply the MGS_CONNECT_SUPPORTED mask at reconnect time so the connect flags are properly negotiated.

Severity: normal
Frequency: rare
Description: statfs sometimes returns stale values on the client
Details: restore missing copy oi_flags to lov requests.

Severity: enhancement
Description: Update to SLES9 kernel-2.6.5-7.312.

Severity: enhancement
Description: Update to RHEL4 kernel-2.6.9-67.0.22.EL.

Severity: minor
Frequency: when clients reconnect to server
Description: per-export statistics in /proc are broken
Details: recreate /proc entries for clients when they reconnect.

Severity: normal
Frequency: when adding OSTs to a mounted filesystem
Description: don't fail open with -ERANGE
Details: if client connected until mds will be know about real ost count get LOV EA can be fail because mds not allocate enougth buffer for LOV EA.

Severity: normal
Frequency: only for filesystems larger than 8TB
Description: ldiskfs BUG ldiskfs_mb_use_best_found()
Details: The ldiskfs mballoc3 code was using a __u16 to store the group number, but with 8TB+ filesystems there are more than 65536 groups, causing an oops.

Severity: normal
Frequency: rare
Description: Resolve device initialization race
Details: Prevent proc handler from accessing devices added to the obd_devs array but yet be intialized.

Severity: enhancement
Description: Update to SLES10 SP2 kernel-2.6.16.60-0.23.

Severity: enhancement
Description: Update to RHEL5 kernel-2.6.18-92.1.6.el5.

Severity: normal
Frequency: rare, on PPC clients
Description: don't swab ost objects in response about directory, because this not exist.
Details: bug similar bug 14856, but in different function.

Severity: enhancement
Description: lfs quota tool enhancements
Details: added units specifiers support for setquota, default to current uid/gid for quota report, short quota stats by default, nonpositional parameters for setquota, added llapi_quotactl manual page.

Severity: normal
Frequency: only on 32-bit clients with more than 1GB of RAM
Description: Client runs out of low memory
Details: Consider only lowmem when counting initial number of llap pages

Severity: enhancement
Description: optional service tags registration
Details: if the "service tags" package is installed on a Lustre node When the filesystem is mounted, a local-node service tag will be created. See http://inventory.sun.com/ for more information about the Service Tags asset management system.

Severity: normal
Frequency: only if client is mounted with "-o flock"
Description: Kernel BUG tries to release flock
Details: Lustre does not destroy flock lock before last reference goes away. So always drop flock locks when client is evicted and perform unlock regardless of successfulness of speaking to MDS.

Severity: enhancement
Description: Update to RHEL4 kernel-2.6.9-67.0.20.

Severity: normal
Frequency: rare, only during unmount
Description: add refcount for osc callbacks, so avoid panic on shutdown

Severity: normal
Frequency: only if OSTs have been removed or non-sequential OST index used
Description: Kernel panic with find ost index.
Details: lov_obd have panic if some OST's have sparse indexes.

Severity: enhancement
Description: Update to RHEL5 kernel-2.6.18-53.1.21.el5.

Severity: major
Frequency: only if client is mounted with "-o flock"
Description: do not process already freed flock
Details: flock can possibly be freed by another thread before it reaches to ldlm_flock_completion_ast.

Severity: normal
Frequency: only if client is mounted with "-o flock"
Description: LBUG during stress test
Details: Need properly lock accesses the flock deadlock detection list.

Severity: minor
Frequency: rare
Description: oops in page fault handler
Details: kernel page fault handler can return two special 'pages' in error case, don't try dereference NOPAGE_SIGBUS and NOPAGE_OMM.

Severity: minor
Frequency: rare, during recovery
Description: timeout with invalidate import.
Details: ptlrpcd_check call obd_zombie_impexp_cull and wait request which should be handled by ptlrpcd. This produce long age waiting and -ETIMEOUT ptlrpc_invalidate_import and as result LASSERT.

Severity: normal
Frequency: rare
Description: ASSERTION(CheckWriteback(page,cmd)) failed
Details: badly clear PG_Writeback bit in ll_ap_completion can produce false positive assertion.

Severity: normal
Frequency: only with broken builds/installations
Description: no LBUG if lquota.ko and fsfilt_ldiskfs.ko are different versions
Details: just return an error to a user, put a console error message

Severity: enhancement
Description: Update to RHEL5 kernel-2.6.18-53.1.19.el5.

Severity: enhancement
Description: Update to RHEL4 kernel-2.6.9-67.0.15.

Severity: enhancement
Description: enable MGS and MDT services start separately
Details: add a 'nomgs' option in mount.lustre to enable start a MDT with a co-located MGS without starting the MGS, which is a complement to 'nosvc' mount option.

Severity: normal
Frequency: always, on big-endian systems
Description: cleanup in ptlrpc code, related to PPC platform
Details: store magic in native order avoid panic's in recovery on PPC node and forbid from this error in future. Also fix posibily of twice swab data. Fix get lov striping to userpace.

Severity: normal
Frequency: rare, replay get lost on server
Description: server incorrectly drop resent replays lead to recovery failure.
Details: do not drop replay according to msg flags, instead we check the per-export recovery request queue for duplication of transno.

Severity: normal
Frequency: after recovery
Description: precreate to many object's after del orphan.
Details: del orphan st in oscc last_id == next_id and this triger growing count of precreated objects. Set flag LOW to skip increase count OF precreated objects.

Severity: normal
Frequency: rare, on clear nid stats
Description: ASSERTION(client_stat->nid_exp_ref_count == 0)
Details: when clean nid stats sometimes try destroy live entry, and this produce panic in free.

Severity: major
Frequency: occasionally since 1.6.4
Description: Stack overflow during MDS log replay
Details: ease stack pressure by using a thread dealing llog_process.

Severity: minor
Frequency: very rare
Description: MDT cannot be unmounted, reporting "Mount still busy"
Details: Mountpoint references were being leaked during open reply reconstruction after an MDS restart. Drop mountpoint reference in reconstruct_open() and free dentry reference also.

Severity: normal
Frequency: rare
Description: wait until IO finished before start new when do lock cancel.
Details: VM protocol want old IO finished before start new, in this case need wait until PG_writeback is cleared until check dirty flag and call writepages in lock cancel callback.

Severity: normal
Frequency: rare
Description: mds_mfd_close() ASSERTION(rc == 0)
Details: In mds_mfd_close(), we need protect inode's writecount change within its orphan write semaphore to prevent possible races.

Severity: minor
Frequency: rare, on shutdown ost
Description: don't hit live lock with umount ost.
Details: shrink_dcache_parent can be in long loop with destroy dentries, use shrink_dcache_sb instead.

Severity: minor
Frequency: only when echo_client is used
Description: don't panic with use echo_client
Details: echo client pass NULL as client nid pointer and this produce NULL pointer dereference.

Severity: normal
Frequency: Always on 32-bit PowerPC systems
Description: fix build on PPC32
Details: compile code with -m64 flag produce wrong object file for PPC32.

Severity: normal
Frequency: rare
Description: MDS LBUG: ASSERTION(!IS_ERR(dchild))
Details: In reconstruct_* functions, LASSERTs on both the data supplied by a client, and the data on disk are dangerous and incorrect. Change them with client eviction.

Severity: enhancement
Description: skiplist implementation simplification
Details: skiplists are used to group compatible locks on granted list that was implemented as tracking first and last lock of each lock group the patch changes that to using doubly linked lists

Severity: normal
Frequency: only with administrator action
Description: mount failure if config log has invalid conf_param setting
Details: If administrator specified an incorrect configuration parameter with "lctl conf_param" this would cause an error during future client mounts. Instead, ignore the bad configuration parameter.

Severity: normal
Frequency: blocks per group < blocksize*8 and uninit_groups is enabled
Description: ldiskfs error: XXX blocks in bitmap, YYY in gd
Details: If blocks per group is less than blocksize*8, set rest of the bitmap to 1.

Severity: major
Frequency: Application do stride read on lustre
Description: The read performance will drop a lot if the application does stride read.
Details: Because the stride_start_offset are missing in stride read-ahead, it will cause clients read a lot of unused pages in read-ahead, then the read-performance drops.

Severity: normal
Description: more ldlm soft lockups
Details: In ldlm_resource_add_lock(), call to ldlm_resource_dump() starve other threads from the resource lock for a long time in case of long waiting queue, so change the debug level from D_OTHER to the less frequently used D_INFO.

Severity: enhancement
Description: add -gid, -group, -uid, -user options to lfs find

Severity: enhancement
Description: tool to recover objects put in lost+found by e2fsck
Details: OST crashes and subsequent e2fsck can lead to objects being moved to lost+found directory. Using the "ll_recover_lost_found_objs" tool, these objects can be retrieved and data can be salvaged by using the object ID saved in the fid.

Severity: minor
Frequency: rare
Description: this bug _only_ happens when inode quota limitation is very low (less than 12), so that inode quota unit is 1 at initialization.
Details: if remaining quota equates 1, it is a sign to demonstate that quota is effective now. So least quota qunit should be 2.

Severity: normal
Frequency: rare, using O_DIRECT only
Description: Hung threads in invalidate_inode_pages2_range
Details: The direct IO path doesn't call check_rpcs to submit a new RPC once one is completed. As a result, some RPCs are stuck in the queue and are never sent.

Severity: normal
Frequency: rare, during shutdown
Description: Procfs and llog threads access destoryed import sometimes.
Details: Sync the import destoryed process with procfs and llog threads by the import refcount and semaphore.

Severity: major
Description: mds fails to respond, threads stuck in ldlm_completion_ast
Details: Sort source/child resource pair after updating child resource.

Severity: major
Frequency: rare
Description: kernel BUG at ldiskfs2_ext_new_extent_cb
Details: If insertion of an extent fails, then discard the inode preallocation and free data blocks else it can lead to duplicate blocks.

Severity: normal
Description: don't always update ctime in ext3_xattr_set_handle()
In some cases the ctime should not be updated, for example for 2.0->1.8 compatibility it is necessary to delete an xattr and it should not update the ctime.

Severity: normal
Description: add quota statistics
Details: 1. sort out quota proc entries and proc code. 2. add quota statistics

Severity: normal
Frequency: often
Description: quotas are not honored with O_DIRECT
Details: all writes with the flag O_DIRECT will use grants which leads to this problem. Now using OBD_BRW_SYNC to guard this.

Severity: major
Frequency: rare
Description: Assertion in iopen_connect_dentry in 1.6.3
Details: looking up an inode via iopen with the wrong generation number can populate the dcache with a disconneced dentry while the inode number is in the process of being reallocated. This causes an assertion failure in iopen since the inode's dentry list contains both a connected and disconnected dentry.

Severity: normal
Description: assertion failure in ldlm_handle2lock()
Details: fix a race between class_handle_unhash() and class_handle2object() introduced in lustre 1.6.5 by bug 13622.

Severity: minor
Frequency: rare
Description: Pools downgrade compatibility
Details: Files striped across pools in future (1.8) releases will be properly understood if the server is downgraded to this version.

Severity: minor
Frequency: rare
Description: Kernel BUG: sd_iostats_bump: unexpected disk index
Details: remove the limit of 256 scsi disks in the sd_iostat patch

Severity: minor
Frequency: rare
Description: oops in sd_iostats_seq_show()
Details: unloading/reloading the scsi low level driver triggers a kernel bug when trying to access the sd iostat file.

Severity: major
Frequency: rare
Description: Kernel panics during QLogic driver reload
Details: REQ_BLOCK_PC requests are not handled properly in the sd iostat patch, causing memory corruption.

Severity: minor
Description: journal_dev option does not work in b1_6
Details: pass mount option during pre-mount.

Severity: enhancement
Description: Add a FIEMAP (FIle Extent MAP) ioctl for ldiskfs
Details: FIEMAP ioctl will allow an application to efficiently fetch the extent information of a file. It can be used to map logical blocks in a file to physical blocks in the block device.

Severity: normal
Frequency: only with adaptive timeout enabled
Description: DEBUG_REQ() bad paging request
Details: ptlrpc_at_recv_early_reply() should not modify req->rq_repmsg because it can be accessed by reply_in_callback() without the rq_lock held.

Severity: normal
Frequency: only on Cray X2
Description: X2 build failures
Details: fix build failures on Cray X2.

Severity: major
Frequency: Only on FC kernels 2.6.22+
Description: oops in statahead
Details: Do not drop reference count for the dentry from VFS when lookup, VFS will do that by itself.

Severity: major
Description: Lustre oops in {:ptlrpc:ptlrpc_server_free_request+373}
Details: In case of memory pressure, list_del() can be called twice on req->rq_history_list, causing a kernel oops.

Changes from v1.6.5 to v1.6.5.1

Support for networks:

  • socklnd - any kernel supported by Lustre
  • qswlnd - Qsnet kernel modules 5.20 and later
  • openiblnd - IbGold 1.8.2
  • o2iblnd - OFED 1.1, 1.2.0, 1.2.5, and 1.3
  • viblnd - Voltaire ibhost 3.4.5 and later
  • ciblnd - Topspin 3.2.0
  • iiblnd - Infiniserv 3.3 + PathBits patch
  • gmlnd - GM 2.1.22 and later
  • mxlnd - MX 1.2.1 or later
  • ptllnd - Portals 3.3 / UNICOS/lc 1.5.x, 2.0.x

Support for kernels:

  • 2.6.5-7.311 (SLES 9)
  • 2.6.9-67.0.7.EL (RHEL 4)
  • 2.6.16.54-0.2.5 (SLES 10)
  • 2.6.18-53.1.14.el5 (RHEL 5)
  • 2.6.22.14 vanilla (kernel.org)

Client support for unpatched kernels: (see Patchless Client)

  • 2.6.16 - 2.6.22 vanilla (kernel.org)

Due to problems with nested symlinks and FMODE_EXEC (bug 12652), we do not recommend using patchless RHEL4 clients with kernels prior to 2.6.9-55EL (RHEL4U5).

Recommended e2fsprogs version: 1.40.7-sun1

Note that reiserfs quotas are disabled on SLES 10 in this kernel.

RHEL 4 and RHEL 5/SLES 10 clients behaves differently on cd ./ to a removed current working directory (refer to bugzilla 14399.

A new quota file format has been introduced in 1.6.5. The format conversion from prior releases is handled transparently, but releases older than 1.4.12/1.6.5 will not understand this new format. The automatic format conversion can be avoided by running the following command on the MDS before upgrading:

tunefs.lustre --param="mdt.quota_type=ug1" $MDTDEV

For more information, please refer to bugzilla 13904.


Severity: normal
Description: RPM packages did not include InfinBand support
Details: The Lustre 1.6.5 did not include InfiniBand RPM packages.

Severity: normal
Frequency: only with administrator action
Description: mount failure if config log has invalid conf_param setting
Details: If administrator specified an incorrect configuration parameter with "lctl conf_param" this would cause an error during future client mounts. Instead, ignore the bad configuration parameter.

Severity: major
Frequency: Application do stride read on lustre
Description: The read performance will drop a lot if the application does stride read.
Details: Because the stride_start_offset are missing in stride read-ahead, it will cause clients read a lot of unused pages in read-ahead, then the read-performance drops.

Changes from v1.6.4.3 to v1.6.5

Support for networks:

  • socklnd - any kernel supported by Lustre
  • qswlnd - Qsnet kernel modules 5.20 and later
  • openiblnd - IbGold 1.8.2
  • o2iblnd - OFED 1.1, 1.2.0, 1.2.5, and 1.3
  • viblnd - Voltaire ibhost 3.4.5 and later
  • ciblnd - Topspin 3.2.0
  • iiblnd - Infiniserv 3.3 + PathBits patch
  • gmlnd - GM 2.1.22 and later
  • mxlnd - MX 1.2.1 or later
  • ptllnd - Portals 3.3 / UNICOS/lc 1.5.x, 2.0.x

Support for kernels:

  • 2.6.5-7.311 (SLES 9)
  • 2.6.9-67.0.7.EL (RHEL 4)
  • 2.6.16.54-0.2.5 (SLES 10)
  • 2.6.18-53.1.14.el5 (RHEL 5)
  • 2.6.22.14 vanilla (kernel.org)

Client support for unpatched kernels: (see Patchless Client)

  • 2.6.16 - 2.6.22 vanilla (kernel.org)

Due to problems with nested symlinks and FMODE_EXEC (bug 12652), we do not recommend using patchless RHEL4 clients with kernels prior to 2.6.9-55EL (RHEL4U5).

Recommended e2fsprogs version: 1.40.7-sun1

Note that reiserfs quotas are disabled on SLES 10 in this kernel.

RHEL 4 and RHEL 5/SLES 10 clients behaves differently on cd ./ to a removed current working directory (refer to bugzilla 14399.

A new quota file format has been introduced in 1.6.5. The format conversion from prior releases is handled transparently, but releases older than 1.4.12/1.6.5 will not understand this new format. The automatic format conversion can be avoided by running the following command on the MDS before upgrading:

tunefs.lustre --param="mdt.quota_type=ug1" $MDTDEV

For more information, please refer to bugzilla 13904.

  • Severity: critical

Frequency: very rare, if additional xattrs are used on kernels >= 2.6.12

Bugzilla: 15777

Description: MDS may lose file striping (and hence file data) in some cases

Details: If there are additional extended attributes stored on the MDS, in particular ACLs, SELinux, or user attributes (if user_xattr is specified for the client mount options) then there is a risk of attribute loss. Additionally, the Lustre file striping needs to be larger than default (e.g. striped over all OSTs), and an additional attribute must be stored initially in the inode and then increase in size enough to be moved to the external attribute block (e.g. ACL growing in size) for file data to be lost.

  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 12191

Description: add message levels for liblustreapi

  • Severity: minor

Frequency: rare, only if {mds,oss}_num_threads is specified

Bugzilla : 15759

Description: MDS or OSS service threads fail startup with -24 (-EMFILE)

Details: During startup under recovery, it is possible for service thread startup to fail in ptlrpc_start_threads() if one of the threads begins processing a request and then starts an additional thread. This causes ptlrpc_start_threads() to try and start 1 too many threads and get an error.

  • Severity: normal

Frequency: rare

Bugzilla  : 13380

Description: MDT cannot be unmounted, reporting "Mount still busy"

Details: Mountpoint references were being leaked during open reply reconstruction after an MDS restart. Drop mountpoint reference in reconstruct_open() and free dentry reference also.

  • Severity: minor

Frequency: rare

Bugzilla: 13380

Description: fix for occasional failure case of -ENOSPC in recovery-small tests

Details: Move the 'good_osts' check before the 'total_bavail' check. This will result in an -EAGAIN and in the exit call path we call alloc_rr() which will with increasing aggressiveness attempt to aquire precreated objects on the minimum number of required OSCs.

  • Severity: major

Bugzilla: 14326

Description: Use old size assignment to avoid deadlock

Details: This reverts the changes in bugs 2369 and bug 14138 that introduced the scheduling while holding a spinlock. We do not need locking for size in ll_update_inode() because size is only updated from the MDS for directories or files without objects, so there is no other place to do the update, and concurrent access to such inodes are protected by the inode lock.

  • Severity: normal

Bugzilla: 14655

Description: Use __u64 instead of int for valid bits

  • Severity: normal

Bugzilla: 14746

Description: resolve "_IOWR redefined" build error on SLES10

  • Severity: normal

Bugzilla: 14763

Description: dump the memory debugging after all modules are unloaded to suppress false negative in conf_sanity test 39

  • Severity: normal

Bugzilla: 14872

Description: the recovery timer never expires

Details: for new client connect request, the recovery timer should not be reset, otherwise recovery timer will never expired, if the old client never come. Only old client connect and first connection req should trigger recovery timer reset.

  • Severity: normal

Bugzilla: 15521

Description: the min numbers of lproc stats are wrong

Details: adding a new constant LC_MIN_INIT and use it for initialization of lc_min.

  • Severity: normal

Frequency: always with interactive lfs

Bugzilla: 15212

Description: Reinitialize optind to 0 so that interactive lfs works in all cases

  • Severity: normal

Frequency: with multiple concurrent readdir processes in same directory

Bugzilla: 15406 15169 15175

Description: misc fixes for directory readahead.

Details: prevent previous statahead async RPC callback from processing the current "statahead_info", race condition between async RPC callback add dentry into dentry hash table and "ls" thread revalidate such dentry, statahead his/miss control for hidden items, and so on.

  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 15316

Description: build kernel-ib packages for OFED 1.3 in our release cycle

  • Severity: normal

Bugzilla: 15036

Description: incore types cleaning in quota code (with respect to 64-bit limits)

Details: several u32 variables declarations are replaced with u64 declarations

  • Severity: minor

Frequency: always

Bugzilla: 13969

Description: fix SLES kernel versioning

Details: the kernel version for our SLES 10 kernel did not include a "-" before the "smp" at the end. while this was not a problem in general, it did mean that software trying to use the kernel version to try to detect a vendor specific kernel would fail. this was most evident by the OFED build scripts.

  • Severity: normal

Frequency: rare

Bugzilla: 14803

Description: Don't update lov_desc members until making sure they are valid

Details: When updating lov_desc members via proc fs, need fix their validities before doing the real update.

  • Severity: normal

Frequency: very rare

Bugzilla: 15069

Description: don't put request into delay list while invalidate in flight.

Details: ptlrpc_delay_request sometimes put in delay list while invalidate import in flight. this produce timeout for invalidate and sometimes can cause stale data.

  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 15416

Description: Update kernel to SLES9 2.6.5-7.311.

  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 15240

Description: Update kernel to RHEL4 2.6.9-67.0.7.

  • Severity: normal

Frequency: always

Bugzilla: 14856

Frequency: on PPC only

Description: not convert ost objects for directory because it's not exist.

Details: ll_dir_getstripe assume directory has ost objects but this wrong.

  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 15517

Description: Fix warnings with compile liblustre at sles10/rhel5 which have __u64 as usingied long long type.

  • Severity: minor

Frequency: rare, on shutdown

Bugzilla: 15210

Description: race process AST vs remove callback

Details: removing callback before disconnect import open race with processing callback.

  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 15416

Description: Update kernel to SLES9 2.6.5-7.311.

  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 12652

Description: Files open for execute are not marked busy on SLES10

Details: Add FMODE_EXEC to SLES10 SP1 server kernel series.

  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 13397

Description: Add server support for vanilla-2.6.22.14.

  • Severity: normal

Frequency: occasional

Bugzilla: 13375

Description: Avoid lov_create() getting stuck in obd_statfs_rqset()

Details: If an OST is down the MDS will hang indefinitely in obd_statfs_rqset() waiting for the statfs data. While for MDS QOS usage of statfs, it should not stuck in waiting.

  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 3055

Description: Disable adaptive timeouts by default

  • Severity: major

Frequency: on network error

Bugzilla: 15027

Description: panic with double free request if network error

Details: mdc_finish_enqueue is finish request if any network error occuring, but it's true only for synchronus enqueue, for async enqueue (via ptlrpcd) this incorrect and ptlrpcd want finish request himself.

  • Severity: normal

Frequency: rare, on recovery

Bugzilla: 14533

Description: read procfs can produce deadlock in some situation

Details: Holding lprocfs lock with send rpc can produce block for destroy obd objects and this also block reconnect with -EALREADY. This isn't fix all lprocfs bugs - but make it rare.

  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 15152

Description: Update kernel to RHEL5 2.6.18-53.1.14.el5.

  • Severity: major

Frequency: frequent on X2 node

Bugzilla: 15010

Description: mdc_set_open_replay_data LBUG

Details: Set replay data for requests that are eligible for replay.

  • Severity: normal

Frequency: common

Bugzilla: 14321

Description: lustre_mgs: operation 101 on unconnected MGS

Details: When MGC is disconnected from MGS long enough, MGS will evict the MGC, and late on MGC cannot successfully connect to MGS and a lot of the error messages complaining that MGS is not connected.

  • Severity: major

Frequency: rare, depends on device drivers and load

Bugzilla: 14529

Description: MDS or OSS nodes crash due to stack overflow

Details: Code changes in 1.6.4 increased the stack usage of some functions. In some cases, in conjunction with device drivers that use a lot of stack, the MDS (or possibly OSS) service threads could overflow the stack. One change which was identified to consume additional stack has been reworked to avoid the extra stack usage.

  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 14876

Description: Update to RHEL5 latest kernel-2.6.18-53.1.13.el5.

  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 14858

Description: Update to SLES10 SP1 latest kernel-2.6.16.54-0.2.5.

  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 14720

Description: Update to RHEL5 latest kernel-2.6.18-53.1.6.el5.

  • Serverity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 14793

Description: Update RHEL4 kernel to 2.6.9-67.0.4.

  • Severity: minor

Frequency: rare on shutdown OST

Bugzilla: 13196

Description: Don't allow skipping OSTs if index has been specified.

Details: Don't allow skipping OSTs if index has been specified, make locking in internal create lots better.

  • Severity: normal

Frequency: rare

Bugzilla: 14421

Description: ASSERTION(!PageDirty(page)) failed

Details: Wrong check could lead to an assertion failure under specific load patterns.

  • Severity: normal

Frequency: rare

Bugzilla: 12228

Description: LBUG in ptlrpc_check_set() bad phase ebc0de00

Details: access to bitfield in structure is always rounded to long and this produce problem with not atomic change any bit.

  • Severity: normal

Frequency: always

Bugzilla: 13647

Description: Lustre 'make rpms' failed.

Details: Remove ldiskfs spec file to avoids rpmbuild be confused when builds Lustre rpms from tarball.

  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 14498

Description: Update to SLES9 SP4 kernel-2.6.5-7.308.

  • Severity: normal

Frequency: rare on shutdown OST

Bugzilla: 14608

Description: If llog cancel was not send before clean_exports phase, this can produce deadlock in llog code.

Details: If llog thread has last reference to obd and call class_import_put this produce deadlock because llog_cleanup_commit_master wait when last llog_commit_thread exited, but this never success because was called from llog_commit_thread.

  • Severity: normal

Frequency: only if OST index is skipped

Bugzilla: 14607

Description: NULL lov_tgts causing MDS oops

Details: more safe checks for NULL lov_tgts for avoid oops.

  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 14531

Description: Update to RHEL4 latest kernel-2.6.9-67.0.1.EL.

  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 14368

Description: Update to RHEL5 latest kernel-2.6.18-53.1.4.el5.

  • Severity: normal

Frequency: always

Bugzilla: 14136

Description: make mgs_setparam() handle fsname containing dash

Details: fsname containing a dash does not work with lctl conf_param

  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 14288

Description: Update to RHEL4 Update-6 kernel-2.6.9-67.EL.

  • Severity: normal

Frequency: rare, in recovery and (or) destroy lovobjid file.

Bugzilla: 12702

Description: rewrite lov_objid code.

Details: Cleanup for lov_objid code, remove scability problems and wrong locking. Fix sending last_id into OST.

  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 14388

Description: Update to SLES10 SP1 latest kernel-2.6.16.54-0.2.3.

  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 14289

Description: Update to RHEL5 Update-1 kernel 2.6.18-53.el5.

Details: Use d_move_locked instead of __d_move.

  • Severity: major

Frequency: rare, at shutdown

Bugzilla: 14260

Description: access already free / zero obd_namespace.

Details: if client_disconnect_export was called without force flag set, and exist connect request in flight, this can produce access to NULL pointer (or already free pointer) when connect_interpret store ocd flags in obd_namespace.

  • Severity: minor

Frequency: only at startup

Bugzilla: 14418

Description: not alloc memory with spinlock held.

Details: allocation memory with GFP_KERNEL can produce sleep deadlock, if any spinlock held.

  • Severity: normal

Frequency: always

Bugzilla: 14270

Description: lfs find does not continue on file error

Details: Continue other files processing when a file/dir is absent.

  • Severity: normal

Bugzilla: 11791

Description: Inconsistent usage of lustre_pack_reply()

Details: Standardize the usage of lustre_pack_reply() such that it always generate a CERROR on failure.

  • Severity: normal

Frequency: very rare

Bugzilla: 3462

Description: Fix replay if there is an un-replied request and open

Details: In some cases, older replay request will revert the mcd->mcd_last_xid on MDS which is used to record the client's latest sent request.

  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 13969

Description: Update to RHEL5 kernel 2.6.18-8.1.15.el5.

  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 13874

Description: Update to SLES10 SP1 kernel 2.6.16.53-0.16

  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 13889

Description: Update to SLES9 kernel-2.6.5-7.287.3.

  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 14041

Description: Update to RHEL4 kernel-2.6.9-55.0.12.EL.

  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 13690

Description: Build SLES10 patchless client fails

Details: The configure was broken by run ./configure with --with-linux-obj=.... argument for patchless client. When the configure use --with-linux-obj, the LINUXINCLUDE= -Iinclude can't search header adequately. Use absolute path such as -I($LINUX)/include instead.

  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 11622

Description: Lustre Page Accounting

Details: New macros for page alloc and free which enable accounting of page allocation of Lustre. Use percpu counters to store memory and page statistics.

  • Severity: normal

Frequency: only if debugging is disabled

Bugzilla: 13497

Description: LASSERT_{REQ,REP}SWAB macros are buggy

Details: If SWAB_PARANOIA is disabled, the LASSERT_REQSWAB and LASSERT_REPSWAB macros become no-ops, which is incorrect. Drop these macros and replace them with their definitions instead.

  • Severity: normal

Frequency: rare

Bugzilla: 13888

Description: interrupt oig_wait produce painc on resend.

Details: brw_redo_request can be used for resend requests from ptlrpcd and private set, and this produce situation when rq_ptlrpcd_data not copyed to new allocated request and triggered LBUG on assert req->rq_ptlrpcd_data != NULL. But this member used only for wakeup ptlrpcd set if request is changed and can be safety changed to use rq_set directly.

  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 11089

Description: organize the server-side client stats on per-nid basis

Details: Change the structure of stats under obdfilter and mds to

        New structure:
           +- exports
                   +- nid#1
                   |   + stats
                   |   + uuids
                   +- nid#2...
                   +- clear

The "uuid"s file would list the uuids of _active_ exports. And the clear entry is to clear all stats and stale nids.

  • Severity: normal

Frequency: rare

Bugzilla: 12266

Description: Processes looping in ll_readdir() on Lustre clients finally causing a full node pseudo-hang

Details: Concurrent access to the same directory from multiple clients with intensive file creation/removal can cause a client node to spin in ll_readdir(). i_version must be increased every time the lock is cancelled to ensure a revalidate is done.

  • Severity: normal

Frequency: always

Bugzilla: 13976

Description: touch file failed when fs is not full

Details: OST in recovery should not be discarded by MDS in alloc_qos(), otherwise we can get ENOSP while fs is not full.

  • Severity: normal

Frequency: only for Cray XT3

Bugzilla: 12829 13455

Description: Changing primary group doesn't change the group lustre assigns to a file

Details: When CRAY_XT3 is defined, the fsgid supplied by the client is overridden with the primary group provided by the group upcall, whereas the supplied fsgid can be trusted if it is in the list of supplementary groups returned by the group upcall.

  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 12749

Description: Root Squash Functionality

Details: Implementation of NFS-like root squash capability. Specifically, don't allow someone with root access on a client node to be able to manipulate files owned by root on a server node.

  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 10718

Description: Slow trucate/writes to huge files at high offsets.

Details: Directly associate cached pages to lock that protect those pages, this allows us to quickly find what pages to write and remove once lock callback is received.

  • Severity: normal

Frequency: common

Bugzilla: 14379

Description: Too many locks accumulating on client during NFS usage

Details: mds_open improperly used accmode to find out access mode to a file. Also mdc_intent_lock logic to find out if we already have lock similar to just received was flawed since introduction of skiplists - locks are now added to the front of the granted queue.

  • Severity: normal

Bugzilla: 14477

Description: Hit ASSERTION(obd->obd_stopping == 1) failed in some setup failed situation.

Details: In obd setup failure handler, obd_stopping will not necessarily to be 1, and obd_set_up should also be checked to make sure whether obd is completely setup.

  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 14398

Description: Allow masking D_WARNING, D_ERROR messages from console

Details: Console messages can now be disabled via lnet.printk.

  • Severity: normal

Frequency: always

Bugzilla: 14614

Description: User code with malformed file open parameter crashes client node

Details: Before packing join_file req, all the related reference should be checked carefully in case some malformed flags cause fake join_file req on client.

  • Severity: normal

Frequency: always

Bugzilla: 10600

Description: shrink/enlarge qunit size when needed; fix the problem of coarse grain of quota doing harm to quota's accuracy

Details: qunit size will be changed when quota limitation is too low/high; record the pending quota write in order to get more accureate quota; delete the patch for bug12588, which is unnecessary when this patch is landed. This bug also contains fixes for bug 14526, 14299, 14601 and 13794.

  • Severity: normal

Bugzilla: 14225

Description: LDLM_ENQUEUE races with LDLM_CP_CALLBACK

Details: ldlm_completion_ast() assumes that a lock is granted when the req mode is equal to the granted mode. However, it should also check that LDLM_FL_CP_REQD is not set.

  • Severity: normal

Bugzilla: 14360

Description: Heavy nfs access might result in deadlocks

Details: After ELC code landed, it is now improper to enqueue any mds locks under och_sem, because enqueue might want to decide to cancel open locks for same inode we are holding och_sem for.

  • Severity: normal

Bugzilla: 14443

Description: 35% write performance drop with ldiskfs2 when quotas are on

Details: Enable ext3 journalled quota by default to improve performance when quotas are turned on.

  • Severity: normal

Bugzilla: 13843

Description: Client eviction while running blogbench

Details: A lot of unlink operations with concurrent I/O can lead to a deadlock causing evictions. To address the problem, the number of oustanding OST_DESTROY requests is now throttled to max_rpcs_in_flight per OSC and LDLM_FL_DISCARD_DATA blocking callbacks are processed in priority.

  • Severity: normal

Frequency: RHEL4 only

Bugzilla: 14618

Description: mkfs is very slow on IA64/RHEL4

Details: A performance regression has been discovered in the MPT Fusion driver between versions 3.02.73rh and 3.02.99.00rh. As a consequence, we have downgraded the MPT Fusion driver in the RHEL4

  • Severity: normal

Frequency: PPC/PPC64 only

Bugzilla: 14845

Description: conflicts between asm-ppc64/types.h and lustre_types.h

Details: fix duplicated definitions between asm-ppc64/types.h and lustre_types.h on PPC.

  • Severity: normal

Frequency: PPC/PPC64 only

Bugzilla: 14844

Description: asm-ppc/segment.h does not exist

Details: fix compile issue on PPC.

  • Severity: normal

Bugzilla: 13805

Description: data checksumming impacts single node performance

Details: add support for several checksum algorithms. Currently, CRC32 and Adler-32 are supported. The checksum type can be changed on the fly through /proc/fs/lustre/osc/*/checksum_type.

  • Severity: normal

Bugzilla: 14648

Description: use adler32 for page checksums

Details: when available, use the Adler-32 algorithm instead of CRC32 for page checksums.

  • Severity: normal

Bugzilla: 14864

Description: better handle error messages in extents code

  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 14729

Description: SNMP support enhancement

Details: Adding total number of sampled request for an MDS node in snmp support.

  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 14748

Description: Optimize ldlm waiting list processing for PR extent locks

Details: When processing waiting list for read extent lock and meeting read lock that is same or wider to it that is not contended, skip processing rest of the list and immediatelly return current status of conflictness, since we are guaranteed there are no conflicting locks in the rest of the list.

  • Severity: normal

Bugzilla: 14774

Description: Time out and refuse to reconnect

Details: When the failover node is the primary node, it is possible to have two identical connections in imp_conn_list. We must compare not conn's pointers but NIDs, otherwise we can defeat connection throttling.

  • Severity: major

Bugzilla: 14775

Description: Client not clear own cache if answer to reconnect is lost.

Details: Client gets evicted from server. Now client also thinks it is disconnected (or gets ENOTCONN on its operation) and decides to reconnect. Server receives reconnect message, but cannot find export. New export is created that is fully valid (new cookie!), but reply is lost and not reported to client. Client reconnects again and gets back a just-created connection, but it is not new so client thinks it was not evicted and does not do recovery.

  • Severity: normal

Bugzilla: 14483

Description: Detect stride IO mode in read-ahead

Details: When a client does stride read, read-ahead should detect that and read-ahead pages according to the detected stride pattern.

  • Severity: normal

Bugzilla: 15033

Description: build for X2 fails

Details: fix compile issue on Cray systems.

  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 13371

Description: implement readv/writev APIs(aio_read/aio_writes in newer kernels)

Details: This greatly improves speed of NFS writes on 2.6 kernels.

  • Severity: normal

Frequency: only on PPC/SLES10

Bugzilla: 14855

Description: "BITS_PER_LONG is not 32 or 64" in linux/idr.h

Details: On SLES10/PPC, fs.h includes idr.h which requires BITS_PER_LONG to be defined. Add a hack in mkfs_lustre.c to work around this compile issue.

  • Severity: normal

Bugzilla: 14257

Description: LASSERT on MDS when client holding flock lock dies

Details: ldlm pool logic depends on number of granted locks equal to number of released locks which is not true for flock locks, so just exclude such locks from consideration.

  • Severity: normal

Bugzilla: 15188

Description: MDS deadlock with many ll_sync_lov threads and I/O stalled

Details: Use fsfilt_sync() for both the whole filesystem sync and individual file sync to eliminate dangerous inode locking with I_LOCK that can lead to a deadlock.

  • Severity: minor

Bugzilla: 15566

Description: Update an obsolete wirecheck.c generator

Details: Update wirecheck.c/wirehdr.c and regenerate wiretest.c

  • Severity: normal

Bugzilla: 14712

Description: Client can panic on open sometimes

Details: It is possible that we try to free already freed request in ll_file_open in some error cases when we send request from ll_file_open

  • Severity: normal

Bugzilla: 14410

Description: performance in 1.6.3

Details: Force q->max_phys_segments to MAX_PHYS_SEGMENTS on SLES10 to be sure that 1MB requests are not fragmented by the block layer.

  • Severity: normal

Bugzilla: 15198

Description: LDLM soft lockups - improvement

Details: It is be possible to send the lock handle along with each read or write request because the client is already doing a lock match itself so there isn't any reason the OST should have to re-do that search.

  • Severity: normal

Frequency: rare

Bugzilla: 14036

Description: lfs quota fails with deactivated OSTS

Details: With this patch, three improvements are included:

    1. detete the softlimit in mds and osts when use "lfs quota".
    2. display the inaccurate data in the output of "lfs quota".
    3. try to get quota info when "lfs quota" is executed.
  • Severity: normal

Frequency: rare

Bugzilla: 15776

Description: Extent locks not granted with no conflicts sometimes.

Details: When race occurs in glimpse handler and nothing is returned, we do not reprocess the queue after lock cancel, and that leads to a stall until next activity on a resource

Severity: major

Bugzilla: 15712

Description: ksocknal_create_conn() hit ASSERTION during connection race

Details: ksocknal_create_conn() hit ASSERTION during connection race

Severity: major

Bugzilla: 13983

Description: ksocknal_send_hello() hit ASSERTION while connecting race

Details: ksocknal_send_hello() hit ASSERTION while connecting race

Severity: major

Bugzilla: 14425

Description: o2iblnd/ptllnd credit deadlock in a routed config.

Details: o2iblnd/ptllnd credit deadlock in a routed config.

Severity: normal

Bugzilla: 14956

Description: High load after starting lnet

Details: gmlnd should sleep in rx thread in interruptible way. Otherwise, uptime utility reports high load that looks confusingly.

Severity: normal

Bugzilla: 14838

Description: ksocklnd fails to establish connection if accept_port is high

Details: PID remapping must not be done for active (outgoing) connections

Changes from v1.6.4.2 to v1.6.4.3

Support for kernels: 2.6.5-7.286 (SLES 9), 2.6.9-67.0.4.EL (RHEL 4), 2.6.16.54-0.2.5 (SLES 10), 2.6.18-53.1.13.el5 (RHEL 5), 2.6.18.8 vanilla (kernel.org)

Client support for unpatched kernels: (see Patchless Client) 2.6.16 - 2.6.22 vanilla (kernel.org)

Due to problems with nested symlinks and FMODE_EXEC (bug 12652), we do not recommend using patchless RHEL4 clients with kernels prior to 2.6.9-55EL (RHEL4U5).

Recommended e2fsprogs version: 1.40.4-cfs1

Note that reiserfs quotas are disabled on SLES 10 in this kernel.

RHEL 4 (patched) and RHEL 5/SLES 10 (patchless) clients behave differently on 'cd' to a removed cwd "./" (refer to Bugzilla 14399).

  • Severity: critical

Bugzilla: 14793

Description: Update to the latest RHEL4 kernel (i.e. 2.6.9-67.0.4.EL) to fix the vulnerabilities described in CVE-2008-0001, CVE-2007-5500 and CVE-2007-4130.


  • Severity: critical

Bugzilla: 14858

Description: Update to the latest SLES10 kernel (i.e. 2.6.16.54-0.2.5) to fix the security problems described in CVE-2008-0007, CVE-2008-0001, CVE-2007-5966 and CVE-2007-6417.


  • Severity: critical

Bugzilla: 14876

Description: Update to the latest RHEL5 kernel (i.e. 2.6.18-53.1.13.el5) to fix the vulnerability described in CVE-2008-0600. This problem could allow local user to gain root privileges.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: RHEL4 only

Bugzilla: 14618

Description: mkfs is very slow on IA64/RHEL4

Details: A performance regression has been discovered in the MPT Fusion driver between versions 3.02.73rh and 3.02.99.00rh. As a consequence, we have downgraded the MPT Fusion driver in the RHEL4 kernel from 3.02.99.00 to 3.02.73 until this problem is fixed.


  • Severity: major

Bugzilla: 14775

Description: Client not clear own cache if answer to reconnect is lost.

Details: client gets evicted from server. Now client also thinks it is disconnected (ot gets enotconn on its operation) and decides to reconnect. Server receives reconnect message, but cannot find export. New export is created that is fully valid (new cookie!), but client gets a reply that the export is new, and so no recovery should be performed.

Changes from v1.6.4.1 to v1.6.4.2

Support for kernels: 2.6.5-7.286 (SLES 9), 2.6.9-55.0.9.EL (RHEL 4), 2.6.16.53-0.8 (SLES 10), 2.6.18-8.1.14.el5 (RHEL 5), 2.6.18.8 vanilla (kernel.org)

Client support for unpatched kernels: (see Patchless Client) 2.6.16 - 2.6.22 vanilla (kernel.org)

Due to problems with nested symlinks and FMODE_EXEC (bug 12652), we do not recommend using patchless RHEL4 clients with kernels prior to 2.6.9-55EL (RHEL4U5).

Recommended e2fsprogs version: 1.40.4-cfs1

Note that reiserfs quotas are disabled on SLES 10 in this kernel.

RHEL 4 (patched) and RHEL 5/SLES 10 (patchless) clients behave differently on 'cd' to a removed cwd "./" (refer to Bugzilla 14399).

  • Severity: critical

Frequency: only for relatively new filesystems, when OSTs are in recovery

Bugzilla: 14631

Description: OST objects below id 20000 are deleted, causing data loss

Details: For relatively newly formatted OST filesystem(s), where there have not been at least 20000 objects created on an OST a bug in MDS->OST orphan recovery could cause those objects to be deleted if the OST was in recovery, but the MDS was not. Safety checks in the orphan recovery prevent this if more than 20000 objects were ever created on an OST. If the MDS was also in recovery the problem was not hit. Only in 1.6.4.1.


  • Severity: major

Frequency: rare, depends on device drivers and load

Bugzilla: 14529

Description: MDS or OSS nodes crash due to stack overflow

Details: Code changes in 1.6.4 increased the stack usage of some functions. In some cases, in conjunction with device drivers that use a lot of stack the MDS (or possibly OSS) service threads could overflow the stack. One change which was identified to consume additional stack has been reworked to avoid the extra stack usage.

Changes from v1.6.4 to v1.6.4.1

Support for networks: socklnd - any kernel supported by Lustre, qswlnd - Qsnet kernel modules 5.20 and later, openiblnd - IbGold 1.8.2, o2iblnd - OFED 1.1 and 1.2, viblnd - Voltaire ibhost 3.4.5 and later, ciblnd - Topspin 3.2.0, iiblnd - Infiniserv 3.3 + PathBits patch, gmlnd - GM 2.1.22 and later, mxlnd - MX 1.2.1 or later, ptllnd - Portals 3.3 / UNICOS/lc 1.5.x, 2.0.x

Support for kernels: 2.6.5-7.286 (SLES 9), 2.6.9-55.0.9.EL (RHEL 4), 2.6.16.53-0.8 (SLES 10), 2.6.18-8.1.14.el5 (RHEL 5), 2.6.18.8 vanilla (kernel.org)

Client support for unpatched kernels: (see Patchless Client) 2.6.16 - 2.6.22 vanilla (kernel.org)

Due to recently discovered recovery problems, we do not recommend using patchless RHEL 4 clients with this or any earlier release.

Recommended e2fsprogs version: 1.40.2-cfs1

Note that reiserfs quotas are disabled on SLES 10 in this kernel.

  • Severity: major

Bugzilla: 14433

Description: Oops on connection from 1.6.3 client

Frequency: always, on connection from 1.6.3 client

Details: Enable and accept the OBD_CONNECT_LRU_RESIZE flag only if LRU resizing is enabled at configure time. This fixes an oops caused by incorrectly accepting the LRU_RESIZE feature even if --enable-lru-resize is not specified.

Changes from v1.6.3 to v1.6.4

Support for networks: socklnd - any kernel supported by Lustre, qswlnd - Qsnet kernel modules 5.20 and later, openiblnd - IbGold 1.8.2, o2iblnd - OFED 1.1 and 1.2, viblnd - Voltaire ibhost 3.4.5 and later, ciblnd - Topspin 3.2.0, iiblnd - Infiniserv 3.3 + PathBits patch, gmlnd - GM 2.1.22 and later, mxlnd - MX 1.2.1 or later, ptllnd - Portals 3.3 / UNICOS/lc 1.5.x, 2.0.x

Support for kernels: 2.6.5-7.286 (SLES 9), 2.6.9-55.0.9.EL (RHEL 4), 2.6.16.53-0.8 (SLES 10), 2.6.18-8.1.14.el5 (RHEL 5), 2.6.18.8 vanilla (kernel.org)

Client support for unpatched kernels: (see Patchless Client) 2.6.16 - 2.6.22 vanilla (kernel.org)

Due to recently discovered recovery problems, we do not recommend using patchless RHEL 4 clients with this or any earlier release.

Recommended e2fsprogs version: 1.40.2-cfs1

Note that reiserfs quotas are disabled on SLES 10 in this kernel.

  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 11686

Description: Console message flood

Details: Make cdls ratelimiting more tunable by adding several tunable in procfs /proc/sys/lnet/console_{min,max}_delay_centisecs and /proc/sys/lnet/console_backoff.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 13521

Description: Update kernel patches for SLES10 2.6.16.53-0.8.

Details: Update which_patch & target file for SLES10 latest kernel.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 13128

Description: add --type and --size parameters to lfs find

Details: Enhance lfs find by adding filetype and filesize parameters. Also multiple OBDs can now be specified for the --obd option.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 11270

Description: eliminate client locks in face of contention

Details: file contention detection and lockless i/o implementation for contended files.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 12411

Description: Remove client patches from SLES 10 kernel.

Details: This causes SLES 10 clients to behave as patchless clients even on a Lustre-patched (server) kernel.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 2369

Description: use i_size_read and i_size_write in 2.6 port

Details: replace inode->i_size access with i_size_read/write()


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 13454

Description: Add jbd statistics patch for RHEL5 and 2.6.18-vanilla.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 13518

Description: Kernel patches update for RHEL4 2.6.9-55.0.6.

Details: Modify vm-tunables-rhel4.patch.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 13452

Description: Kernel config for 2.6.18-vanilla.

Details: Modify targets/2.6-vanilla.target.in. Add config file kernel-2.6.18-2.6-vanilla-i686.config. Add config file kernel-2.6.18-2.6-vanilla-i686-smp.config. Add config file kernel-2.6.18-2.6-vanilla-x86_64.config. Add config file kernel-2.6.18-2.6-vanilla-x86_64-smp.config.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 13207

Description: adapt the lustre_config script to support the upgrade case

Details: Add "-u" option for lustre_config script to support upgrading 1.4 server targets to 1.6 in parallel.


  • Severity: critical

Frequency: always

Bugzilla: 13751

Description: Kernel patches update for RHEL5 2.6.18-8.1.14.el5.

Details: Modify target file & which_patch. A flaw was found in the IA32 system call emulation provided on AMD64 and Intel 64 platforms. An improperly validated 64-bit value could be stored in the %RAX register, which could trigger an out-of-bounds system call table access. An untrusted local user could exploit this flaw to run code in the kernel (ie a root privilege escalation). (CVE-2007-4573).


  • Severity: critical

Frequency: always

Bugzilla: 13748

Description: Update RHEL 4 kernel to fix local root privilege escalation.

Details: Update to the latest RHEL 4 kernel to fix the vulnerability described in CVE-2007-4573. This problem could allow untrusted local users to gain root access.


  • Severity: major

Frequency: occasional

Bugzilla: 14353

Description: excessive CPU consumption on client reduces IO performance

Details: in some cases the ldlm_poold thread is spending too much time trying to cancel locks, and is cancelling them too aggressively and this can severely impact IO performance. Disable the dynamic LRU resize code at build time. It can be re-enabled with configure --enable-lru-resize at build time.


  • Severity: major

Frequency: occasional

Bugzilla: 13917

Description: MDS hang or stay in waiting lock

Details: If client receive lock with CBPENDING flag ldlm need send lock cancel as separate rpc, to avoid situation when cancel request can't processed due all i/o threads stay in wait lock.


  • Severity: major

Frequency: occasional

Bugzilla: 11710

Description: improve handling recoverable errors Details: If request processed with error which can be recoverable on server request should be resend, otherwise page released from cache and marked as error.


  • Severity: normal

Bugzilla: 12302

Description: new userspace socklnd

Details: Old userspace tcpnal that resided in lnet/ulnds/socklnd replaced with new one - usocklnd.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: occasional

Bugzilla: 13730

Description: Do not fail import if osc_interpret_create gets -EAGAIN

Details: If osc_interpret_create got -EAGAIN it immediately exits and wakeup oscc_waitq. After wakeup oscc_wait_for_objects call oscc_has_objects and see OSC has no objests and call oscc_internal_create to resend create request.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: when removing large files

Bugzilla: 13181

Description: scheduling issue during removal of large Lustre files

Details: Don't take the BKL in fsfilt_ext3_setattr() for 2.6 kernels. It causes scheduling issues when removing large files (17TB in the present case).


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: always

Bugzilla: 13358

Description: 1.4.11 Can't handle directories with stripe set and extended ACLs

Details: Impossible (EPROTO is returned) to access a directory that has a non-default striping and ACLs.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: only on ppc

Bugzilla: 12234

Description: /proc/fs/lustre/devices broken on ppc

Details: The patch as applied to 1.6.2 doesn't look correct for all arches. We should make sure the type of 'index' is loff_t and then cast explicitly as needed below. Do not assign an explicitly cast loff_t to an int.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: only for rhel5

Bugzilla: 13616

Description: Kernel patches update for RHEL5 2.6.18-8.1.10.el5.

Details: Modify the target file & which_kernel.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: if the uninit_groups feature is enabled on ldiskfs

Bugzilla: 13706

Description: e2fsck reports "invalid unused inodes count"

Details: If a new ldiskfs filesystem is created with the "uninit_groups" feature and only a single inode is created in a group then the "bg_unused_inodes" count is incorrectly updated. Creating a second inode in that group would update it correctly.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: only if filesystem is inconsistent

Bugzilla: 11673

Description: handle "serious error: objid * already exists" more gracefully

Details: If LAST_ID value on disk is smaller than the objects existing in the O/0/d* directories, it indicates disk corruption and causes an LBUG(). If the object is 0-length, then we should use the existing object. This will help to avoid a full fsck in most cases.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: rarely

Bugzilla: 13570

Description: To avoid grant space > avaible space when the disk is almost full. Without this patch you might see the error "grant XXXX > available" or some LBUG about grant, when the disk is almost full.

Details: In filter_check_grant, for non_grant cache write, we should check the left space by if (*left > ungranted + bytes), instead of (*left > ungranted), because only we are sure the left space is enough for another "bytes", then the ungrant space should be increase. In client, we should update cl_avail_grant only there is OBD_MD_FLGRANT in the reply.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: when using O_DIRECT and quotas

Bugzilla: 13930

Description: Incorrect file ownership on O_DIRECT output files

Details: block usage reported by 'lfs quota' does not take into account files that have been written with O_DIRECT.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: always

Bugzilla: 13976

Description: touch file failed when fs is not full

Details: OST in recovery should not be discarded by MDS in alloc_qos(), otherwise we can get ENOSP while fs is not full.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: always

Bugzilla: 13805

Description: data checksumming impacts single node performance

Details: disable checksums by default since it impacts single node performance. It is still possible to enable checksums by default via "configure --enable-checksum", or at runtime via procfs.


  • Severity: minor

Frequency: when lov objid is destroyed

Bugzilla: 14222

Description: mds can't recreate lov objid file.

Details: if lov objid file is destroyed and ost with highest index connected first mds not get last objid number from ost. Also if mds get last id from ost his not tell osc about this and it's produce warning about wrong del orphan request.


  • Severity: minor

Frequency: rarely

Bugzilla: 12948

Description: buffer overruns could theoretically occur

Details: llapi_semantic_traverse() modifies the "path" argument by appending values to the end of the origin string, and a buffer overrun may occur. Adding buffer overrun check in liblustreapi.


  • Severity: minor

Bugzilla: 13732

Description: change order of libsysio includes

Details: '#include sysio.h' should always come before '#include xtio.h'

Changes from v1.6.2 to v1.6.3

Support for networks: socklnd - any kernel supported by Lustre, qswlnd - Qsnet kernel modules 5.20 and later, openiblnd - IbGold 1.8.2, o2iblnd - OFED 1.1 and 1.2, viblnd - Voltaire ibhost 3.4.5 and later, ciblnd - Topspin 3.2.0, iiblnd - Infiniserv 3.3 + PathBits patch, gmlnd - GM 2.1.22 and later, mxlnd - MX 1.2.1 or later, ptllnd - Portals 3.3 / UNICOS/lc 1.5.x, 2.0.x

Support for kernels: 2.6.5-7.286 (SLES 9), 2.6.9-55.0.2.EL (RHEL 4), 2.6.16.46-0.14 (SLES 10), 2.6.18-8.1.8.el5 (RHEL 5), 2.6.18.8 vanilla (kernel.org)

Client support for unpatched kernels: (see http://wiki.lustre.org/index.php?title=Patchless_Client) 2.6.16 - 2.6.22 vanilla (kernel.org)

Due to recently discovered recovery problems, we do not recommend using patchless RHEL 4 clients with this or any earlier release.

Recommended e2fsprogs version: 1.40.2-cfs1

Note that reiserfs quotas are disabled on SLES 10 in this kernel.

  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 12192

Description: llapi_file_create() does not allow some changes

Details: add llapi_file_open() that allows specifying the file creation mode and open flags, and also returns an open file handle.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 12743

Description: df doesn't work properly if diskfs blocksize != 4K

Details: Choose biggest blocksize of OST's as the LOV's blocksize.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 11248

Description: merge and cleanup kernel patches.

Details: Remove mnt_lustre_list in vfs_intent-2.6-rhel4.patch.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 13039

Description: RedHat Update kernel for RHEL5

Details: Kernel config file for RHEL5.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 12446

Description: OSS needs mutliple precreate threads

Details: Add ability to start more than one create thread per OSS.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 13039

Description: RedHat Update kernel for RHEL5

Details: Modify the kernel config file more closer RHEL5.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 13360

Description: Build failure against Centos5 (RHEL5)

Details: Define PAGE_SIZE when it isn't present.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 11401

Description: client-side metadata stat-ahead during readdir(directory readahead)

Details: perform client-side metadata stat-ahead when the client detects readdir and sequential stat of dir entries therein


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 11230

Description: Tune the kernel for good SCSI performance.

Details: Set the value of /sys/block/{dev}/queue/max_sectors_kb to the value of /sys/block/{dev}/queue/max_hw_sectors_kb in mount_lustre.


  • Severity: critical

Frequency: Always for filesystems larger than 2TB on 32-bit systems.

Bugzilla: 13547 , 13627

Description: Data corruption for OSTs that are formatted larger than 2TB on 32-bit servers.

Details: When generating the bio request for lustre file writes the sector number would overflow a temporary variable before being used for the IO. The data reads correctly from Lustre (which will overflow in a similar manner) but other file data or filesystem metadata may be corrupted in some cases.


  • Severity: major

Bugzilla: 13236

Description: TOE Kernel panic by ksocklnd

Details: offloaded sockets provide their own implementation of sendpage, can't call tcp_sendpage() directly


  • Severity: major

Bugzilla: 13482

Description: build error

Details: fix typos in gmlnd, ptllnd and viblnd


  • Severity: major

Bugzilla: 12932

Description: obd_health_check_timeout too short

Details: set obd_health_check_timeout as 1.5x of obd_timeout


  • Severity: major

Frequency: only with quota on the root user

Bugzilla: 12223

Description: mds_obd_create error creating tmp object

Details: When the user sets quota on root, llog will be affected and can't create files and write files.


  • Severity: normal

Bugzilla: 12782

Description: /proc/sys/lnet has non-sysctl entries

Details: Updating dump_kernel/daemon_file/debug_mb to use sysctl variables


  • Severity: normal

Bugzilla: 10778

Description: kibnal_shutdown() doesn't finish; lconf --cleanup hangs

Details: races between lnd_shutdown and peer creation prevent lnd_shutdown from finishing.


  • Severity: normal

Bugzilla: 13279

Description: open files rlimit 1024 reached while liblustre testing

Details: ulnds/socklnd must close open socket after unsuccessful 'say hello' attempt.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: always on directories with default striping set

Bugzilla: 12836

Description: lfs find on -1 stripe looping in lsm_lmm_verify_common()

Details: Avoid lov_verify_lmm_common() on directory with -1 stripe count.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: Always on ia64 patchless client, and possibly others.

Bugzilla: 12826

Description: Add EXPORT_SYMBOL check for node_to_cpumask symbol.

Details: This allows the patchless client to be loaded on architectures without this export.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: rare

Bugzilla: 13142

Description: disorder of journal start and llog_add cause deadlock.

Details: in llog_origin_connect, journal start should happen before llog_add keep the same order as other functions to avoid the deadlock.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: occasionally when using NFS

Bugzilla: 13030

Description: "ll_intent_file_open()) lock enqueue: err: -13" with nfs

Details: with NFS, the anon dentry's parent was set to itself in d_alloc_anon(), so in MDS, we use rec->ur_fid1 to find the corresponding dentry other than use rec->ur_name.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: Occasionally with failover

Bugzilla: 12459

Description: Client eviction due to failover config

Details: after a connection loss, the lustre client should attempt to reconnect to the last active server first before trying the other potential connections.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: only with liblustre clients on XT3

Bugzilla: 12418

Description: evictions taking too long

Details: allow llrd to evict clients directly on OSTs


  • Severity: normal

Bugzilla: 13125

Description: osts not allocated evenly to files

Details: change the condition to increase offset_idx


  • Severity: normal

Bugzilla: 13436

Description: Only those disconnect error should be returned by rq_status.

Details: In open/enqueue processs, Some errors, which will cause client disconnected, should be returned by rq_status, while other errors should still be returned by intent, then mdc or llite will detect them.


  • Severity: normal

Bugzilla: 13600

Description: "lfs find -obd UUID" prints directories

Details: "lfs find -obd UUID" will return all directory names instead of just file names. It is incorrect because the directories do not reside on the OSTs.


  • Severity: normal

Bugzilla: 13596

Description: MDS hang after unclean shutdown of lots of clients

Details: Never resend AST requests.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: Always, for kernels after 2.6.16

Bugzilla: 13304

Description: Fix warning idr_remove called for id=.. which is not allocated. Details: Last kernels save old s_dev before kill super and not allow to restore from callback - restore it before call kill_anon_super.


  • Severity: minor

Bugzilla: 12186

Description: Fix errors in lfs documentation

Details: Fixes man pages


  • Severity: minor

Frequency: rare

Bugzilla: 12588

Description: when mds and osts use different quota unit(32bit and 64bit), quota will be released repeatly.

Details: void sending multiple quota reqs to mds, which will keep the status between the reqs.


  • Severity: cleanup

Bugzilla: 13532

Description: rewrite ext2-derived code in llite/dir.c and obdclass/uuid.c

Details: rewrite inherited code (uuid parsing code from ext2 utils and readdir code from ext3) from scratch preserving functionality.

Changes from v1.6.1 to v1.6.2

Support for kernels: 2.6.5-7.286 (SLES 9), 2.6.9-55.0.2.EL (RHEL 4), 2.6.16.46-0.14 (SLES 10), 2.6.18-8.1.8.el5 (RHEL 5), 2.6.18.8 vanilla (kernel.org)

Client support for unpatched kernels: (see Patchless Client) 2.6.16 - 2.6.22 vanilla (kernel.org)

Due to recently discovered recovery problems, we do not recommend using patchless RHEL 4 clients with this or any earlier release.

Recommended e2fsprogs version: 1.39.cfs8

Note that reiserfs quotas are disabled on SLES 10 in this kernel.

  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 12786

Description: lfs setstripe enhancement

Details: Make lfs setstripe understand 'k', 'm' and 'g' for stripe size.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 12211

Description: randomly memory allocation failure util

Details: Make lustre randomly failed allocating memory for testing purpose.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 10786

Description: omit set fsid for export NFS

Details: fix set/restore device id for avoid EMFILE error and mark lustre fs as FS_REQUIRES_DEV for avoid problems with generate fsid.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 10595

Description: Error message improvement.

Details: Merging of two LCONSOLE_ERROR_MSG into one.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 12606

Description: don't use GFP_* in generic Lustre code.

Details: Use cfs_alloc_* functions and CFS_* flags for code portability.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 12333

Description: obdclass is limited by single OBD_ALLOC(idarray)

Details: replace OBD_ALLOC/OBD_FREE with OBD_VMALLOC/OBD_VFREE


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 12415

Description: updated patchess for new RHEL4 kernel

Details: Fixed ext3-unlink-race.patch per Kalpak's comment.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 13006

Description: warnings with build patchless client with vanila 2.6.19 and up

Details: change old ctl_table style and replace ctl_table/ctl_table_header with cfs_sysctl_table_t/cfs_sysctl_table_header_t


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 13093

Description: O_DIRECT bypasses client statistics.

Details: When running with O_DIRECT I/O, neither the client rpc_stats nor read_ahead_stats were updated. Copied stats section from osc_send_oap_rpc() into async_internal().


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 13249

Description: Kernel patches for SLES9 2.6.5-7.286 kernel

Details: Update target/ChangeLog/which_patch .


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 12955

Description: jbd statistics

Details: Port older jbd statistics patch for sles10


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 13360

Description: Build failure against Centos5 (RHEL5)

Details: Use getpagesize() instead of PAGE_SIZE.


  • Severity: major

Frequency: after network failures

Bugzilla: 12769

Description: Add sync option to mount_lustre.c

Details: Client loses data written to lustre after a network interruption.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: mds/oss recovery

Bugzilla: 10800

Description: llog ctxt is refrenced after it has been freed.

Details: llog ctxt refcount was added to avoide the race between ctxt free and llog recovery process. Each llog user must hold ctxt refcount before it access the llog. And the llog ctxt can only be freed when its refcount is zero.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: only for SLES10

Bugzilla: 12771

Description: Update kernel patch for SLES10 SP1

Details: Add patch blkdev_tunables-2.6-sles10.patch to 2.6-sles10.series.


  • Severity: normal

Bugzilla: 11802

Description: lustre support for RHEL5

Details: Add support for RHEL5.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: rare

Bugzilla: 11756

Description: umount blocks forever on error

Details: In result of wrong using obd_no_recov and obd_force flags client can hand if cancel or some other requests is lost.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: Only for SLES

Bugzilla: 13177

Description: sanity_quota fail test_1

Details: There are multiple occurences of $TSTUSR in SLES's /etc/group file, which makes TSTID[2] inunique.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: rare

Bugzilla: 9977

Description: lvbo_init failed for resource with missing objects.

Details: Fix returning error if we do stat for file with missing/corrupted objects and i_size set to all sum of size of all avaible objects. if we to truncate/write to missing object - it is recreated.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: When flocks are used.

Bugzilla: 13103

Description: assertion failure in ldlm_cli_enquque_fini for non NULL lock.

Details: Flock locks might destroy just granted lock if it could be merged with another existing flock, this is done in completion handler, so teach ldlm_cli_enquque_fini that this is a valid case for flock locks.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: Rare

Bugzilla: 11974

Description: reply_lock_interpret crash due to race with it and lock cancel.

Details: Do not replay locks that are being cancelled. Do not reference locks by their address during replay, just by their handle.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: only with deactivated OSTs

Bugzilla: 11679

Description: lstripe command fails for valid OST index

Details: The stripe offset is compared to 'lov->desc.ld_tgt_count' instead of lov->desc.ld_active_tgt_count.


  • Severity: minor

Frequency: rare

Bugzilla: 13147

Description: block reactivating mgc import until all deactivates complete

Details: Fix race when failing back MDT/MGS to itself (testing)


  • Severity: minor

Frequency: only for Cray XT3

Bugzilla: 11706

Description: peer credits not enough on many OST per OSS systems.

Details: Use new lnet way to add credits as we need those for pings and ASTs


  • Severity: minor

Frequency: only with liblustre

Bugzilla: 12790

Description: Liblustre is not releasing flock locks on file close.

Details: Release flock locks on file close.


  • Severity: minor

Frequency: only for RHEL4

Bugzilla: 12839

Description: Update kernel patches for kernel-2.6.9-55.0.2.EL

Details: Remove inode-nr_unused-2.6.9-rhel4.patch from 2.6-rhel4.series Update target file and kernel config.


  • Severity: minor

Frequency: rare

Bugzilla: 11327

Description: ASSERTION(export != NULL) failed in target_handle_connect

Details: Assetion hit is result of rare race between disconnect and connet to same nid. target_handle_connect found old connect cockie and tried to reconnect, but can't find export for this cockie.


  • Severity: minor

Frequency: rare

Bugzilla: 13276

Description: Oops in read and write path when failing to allocate lock.

Details: Check if lock allocation failed and return error back.

Changes from v1.6.0.1 to v1.6.1

Support for networks: socklnd - kernels up to 2.6.16, qswlnd - Qsnet kernel modules 5.20 and later, openiblnd - IbGold 1.8.2, o2iblnd - OFED 1.1 and 1.2 viblnd - Voltaire ibhost 3.4.5 and later, ciblnd - Topspin 3.2.0, iiblnd - Infiniserv 3.3 + PathBits patch, gmlnd - GM 2.1.22 and later, mxlnd - MX 1.2.1 or later, ptllnd - Portals 3.3 / UNICOS/lc 1.5.x, 2.0.x

Support for kernels: 2.6.5-7.283 (SLES 9), 2.6.9-55.EL (RHEL 4), 2.6.16.46-0.14 (SLES 10), 2.6.18.8 vanilla (kernel.org)

Client support for unpatched kernels: (see Patchless Client) 2.6.16 - 2.6.22 vanilla (kernel.org)

Due to recently discovered recovery problems, we do not recommend using patchless RHEL 4 clients with this or any earlier release.

Recommended e2fsprogs version: 1.39.cfs8

Note that reiserfs quotas are disabled on SLES 10 in this kernel. Starting with this release, the ldiskfs backing filesystem required by Lustre is now in its own package, lustre-ldiskfs. This package should be installed. It is versioned separately from Lustre and may be released separately in future.

  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 12194

Description: add optional extra BUILD_VERSION info

Details: add a new environment variable (namely LUSTRE_VERS) which allows to override the lustre version.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 11548

Description: Add LNET router traceability for debug purposes

Details: If a checksum failure occurs with a router as part of the IO path, the NID of the last router that forwarded the bulk data is printed so it can be identified.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 10997

Description: lfs setstripe use optional parameters instead of postional parameters.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 10651

Description: Nanosecond timestamp support for ldiskfs

Details: The on-disk ldiskfs filesystem has added support for nanosecond resolution timestamps. There is not yet support for this at the Lustre filesystem level.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 10768

Description: 64-bit inode version

Details: : Add a on-disk 64-bit inode version for ext3 to track changes made to the inode. This will be required for version-based recovery.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 11563

Description: Add -o localflock option to simulate old noflock behaviour.

Details: This will achieve local-only flock/fcntl locks coherentness.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 11647

Description: update patchless client

Details: Add support for patchless client with 2.6.20, 2.6.21 and RHEL 5


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 10589

Description: metadata RPC reduction (e.g. for rm performance)

Details: decrease the amount of synchronous RPC between clients and servers by canceling conflicing lock before the operation on the client and packing thier handles into the main operation RPC to server.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 12605

Description: add #ifdef HAVE_KERNEL_CONFIG_H

Details: kernels from 2.6.19 not need include linux/config.h, but add include linux/autoconf.h in commpiler command line.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 12764

Description: patchless client support for 2.6.22 kernel

Details: 2.6.22 has only one visble change, SLAB_CTOR_* constants is removed. In this case we need drop using os depended interface to kmem_cache and use cfs_mem_cache API.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 10968

Description: VFS operations stats tool.

Details: Tool which collects stats by tracking value written in pid, ppid, gid and uses llstat to generate output to plot graph using plot-llstat Updated lustre/utils/Makefile.am Added lustre/utils/ltrack_stats.c


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 11039

Description: 2.6.18 server support (lustre 1.6.1)

Details: Support for 2.6.18 kernels on the server side.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 12678

Description: remove fs_prep_san_write operation and related patches

Details: remove the ext3-san-jdike patches which are no longer useful.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 4900

Description: Async OSC create to avoid the blocking unnecessarily.

Details: If a OST has no remain object, system will block on the creating when need to create a new object on this OST. Now, ways use pre-created objects when available, instead of blocking on an empty osc while others are not empty. If we must block, we block for the shortest possible period of time.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 11721

Description: Add printing inode info into message about error in writepage.


  • Severity: major

Bugzilla: 11971

Description: Accessing a block bevice can re-enable I/O when Lustre is tearing down a device.

Details: dev_clear_rdonly(bdev) must be called in kill_bdev() instead of blkdev_put().


  • Severity: major

Frequency: only with mballoc3 code and deep extent trees

Bugzilla: 12861

Description: ldiskfs_ext_search_right: bad header in inode: unexpected eh_depth

Details: a wrong check of extent headers in ldiskfs_ext_search_right() can cause the filesystem to be remounted read-only.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: rare

Bugzilla: 13129

Description: server LBUG when shutting down

Details: Block umount forever until the mount refcount is zero rather than giving up after an arbitrary timeout.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: 2.6.18 servers only

Bugzilla: 12546

Description: ll_kern_mount() doesn't release the module reference

Details: The ldiskfs module reference count never drops down to 0 because ll_kern_mount() doesn't release the module reference.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: rare

Bugzilla: 12470

Description: server LBUG when using old ost_num_threads parameter

Details: Accept the old ost_num_threads parameter but warn that it is deprecated, and fix an off-by-one error that caused an LBUG.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: rare

Bugzilla: 11722

Description: Transient SCSI error results in persistent IO issue

Details: iobuf->dr_error is not reinitialized to 0 between two uses.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: sometimes when underlying device returns I/O errors

Bugzilla: 11743

Description: OSTs not going read-only during write failures

Details: OSTs are not remounted read-only when the journal commit threads get I/O errors because fsfilt_ext3 calls journal_start/stop() instead of the ext3 wrappers.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: SLES10 only

Bugzilla: 12538

Description: sanity-quota.sh quotacheck failed: rc = -22

Details: Quotas cannot be enabled on SLES10.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: liblustre clients only

Bugzilla: 12229

Description: getdirentries does not give error when run on compute nodes

Details: getdirentries does not fail when the size specified as an argument is too small to contain at least one entry


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: rare

Bugzilla: 11315

Description: OST "spontaneously" evicts client; client has imp_pingable == 0

Details: Due to a race condition, liblustre clients were occasionally evicted incorrectly.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: during server recovery

Bugzilla: 11203

Description: MDS failing to send precreate requests due to OSCC_FLAG_RECOVERING

Details: request with rq_no_resend flag not awake l_wait_event if they get a timeout.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: rare

Bugzilla: 11818

Description: MDS fails to start if a duplicate client export is detected

Details: in some rare cases it was possible for a client to connect to an MDS multiple times. Upon recovery the MDS would detect this and fail during startup. Handle this more gracefully.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: rare

Bugzilla: 12477

Description: Wrong request locking in request set processing

Details: ptlrpc_check_set wrongly uses req->rq_lock for proctect add to imp_delayed_list, in this place should be used imp_lock.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: when reconnecting

Bugzilla: 11662

Description: Grant leak when OSC reconnect to OST

Details: When osc reconnect ost, OST(filter) should check whether it should grant more space to client by comparing fed_grant and cl_avail_grant, and return the granted space to client instead of "new granted" space, because client will call osc_init_grant to update the client grant space info.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: when client reconnects to OST

Bugzilla: 11662

Description: Grant leak when OSC does a resend and replays bulk write

Details: When osc reconnect to OST, OST(filter) should clear grant info of bulk write request, because the grant info while be sync between OSC and OST when reconnect, and we should ignore the grant info these of resend/replay write req.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: rare

Bugzilla: 11662

Description: Grant space more than avaiable space sometimes.

Details: When then OST is about to be full, if two bulk writing from different clients came to OST. Accord the avaliable space of the OST, the first req should be permitted, and the second one should be denied by ENOSPC. But if the seconde arrived before the first one is commited. The OST might wrongly permit second writing, which will cause grant space > avaiable space.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: when client is evicted

Bugzilla: 12371

Description: Grant might be wrongly erased when osc is evicted by OST

Details: when the import is evicted by server, it will fork another thread ptlrpc_invalidate_import_thread to invalidate the import, where the grant will be set to 0. While the original thread will update the grant it got when connecting. So if the former happened latter, the grant will be wrongly errased because of this race.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: rare

Bugzilla: 12401

Description: Checking Stale with correct fid

Details: ll_revalidate_it should uses de_inode instead of op_data.fid2 to check whether it is stale, because sometimes, we want the enqueue happened anyway, and op_data.fid2 will not be initialized.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: only with 2.4 kernel

Bugzilla: 12134

Description: random memory corruption

Details: size of struct ll_inode_info is to big for union inode.u and this can be cause of random memory corruption.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: rare

Bugzilla: 10818

Description: Memory leak in recovery

Details: Lov_mds_md was not free in an error handler in mds_create_object. It should also check obd_fail before fsfilt_start, otherwise if fsfilt_start return -EROFS,(failover mds during mds recovery). then the req will return with repmsg->transno = 0 and rc = EROFS. and we met hit the assert LASSERT(req->rq_reqmsg->transno == req->rq_repmsg->transno) in ptlrpc_replay_interpret. Fcc should be freed no matter whether fsfilt_commit success or not.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: rare

Bugzilla: 11935

Description: Not check open intent error before release open handle

Details: in some rare cases, the open intent error is not checked before release open handle, which may cause ASSERTION(open_req->rq_transno != 0), because it tries to release the failed open handle.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: rare

Bugzilla: 12556

Description: Set cat log bitmap only after create log success.

Details: in some rare cases, the cat log bitmap is set too early. and it should be set only after create log success.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: rare

Bugzilla: 12086

Description: the cat log was not initialized in recovery

Details: When mds(mgs) do recovery, the tgt_count might be zero, so the unlink log on mds will not be initialized until mds post recovery. And also in mds post recovery, the unlink log will initialization will be done asynchronausly, so there will be race between add unlink log and unlink log initialization.


  • Severity: normal

Bugzilla: 12597

Description: brw_stats were being printed incorrectly

Details: brw_stats were being printed as log2 but all of them were not recorded as log2. Also remove some code duplication arising from filter_tally_{read,write}.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: rare, only in recovery.

Bugzilla: 11674

Description: ASSERTION(req->rq_type != LI_POISON) failed

Details: imp_lock should be held while iterating over imp_sending_list for prevent destroy request after get timeout in ptlrpc_queue_wait.


  • Severity: normal

Bugzilla: 12689

Description: replay-single.sh test 52 fails

Details: A lock's skiplist need to be cleanup when it being unlinked from its resource list.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: always

Bugzilla: 11737

Description: Short directio read returns full requested size rather than actual amount read.

Details: Direct I/O operations should return actual amount of bytes transferred rather than requested size.


  • Severity: normal

Bugzilla: 12646

Description: sanity.sh test_77h fails with "test_77h file compare failed"

Details: test_77h uses a file which was messed by other test case.


  • Severity: normal

Bugzilla: 12576

Description: Not Check whether lov_tgts is NULL in some lov functions

Details: Checking whether lov_tgts is NULL in some functions.


  • Severity: normal

Bugzilla: 11815

Description: replace obdo_alloc() with OBDO_ALLOC macro

Details: nothing special is done in obdo_alloc() function, and for debugging purpose, it needs to be replaced with macros.


  • Severity: normal

Bugzilla: 12784

Description: bad return value and errno from fcntl call

Details: In liblustre API, errno should be a negative value if error happens.


  • Severity: normal

Bugzilla: 11544

Description: ptlrpc_check_set() LBUG

Details: In case of positive reply from server and failed client bulk callback after bulk transfer shouldn't LBUG, but process this request as erroneous.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: rare

Bugzilla: 12696

Description: ASSERTION(imp->imp_conn_current) failed

Details: an assertion failure is hit if a client node boots and attempts to mount a lustre filesystem faster than RECONNECT_INTERVAL seconds.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: only for i686

Bugzilla: 12695

Description: 1.4.11 RC1 build fails for RHEL 4, i686

Details: Fixed config variable for build.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: rare

Bugzilla: 12415

Description: Updated patchess for new RHEL4 kernel

Details: Updated patch inode-nr_unused-2.6.9-rhel4.patch Updated patch jbd-stats-2.6.9.patch Updated patch qsnet-rhel4-2.6.patch Updated patch quota-deadlock-on-pagelock-core.patch Updated patch vfs_intent-2.6-rhel4.patch Updated patch vfs_races-2.6-rhel4.patch Updated series file 2.6-rhel4-titech.series Updated series file 2.6-rhel4.series Updated kernel config files


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: rare

Bugzilla: 12374

Description: lquota slave complains LBUG when reconnecting with mds or failover in mds.

Details: quota slave depends qctxt->lqc_import to send its quota request. This pointer will be invalid if mds did failover or broke its connect to osts, which leads to LBUG.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: when qunit size is too small(less than 20M)

Bugzilla: 12588

Description: write is stopped by improper -EDQUOT

Details: If the master is busy and qunit size is small enough(let's say 1M), the slave can not get quota from master on time, which will lead slave to trigger a -EQUOTA to client.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: rare

Bugzilla: 12629

Description: Deadlock during metadata tests

Details: in prune_dir_dentries(), shrink_dcache_parent() should not be called with the per-dentry lock held.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: SLES9 only

Bugzilla: 12744

Description: Lustre patched kernel for SLES9 SP3 has NR_CPUS set to 8

Details: set CONFIG_NR_CPUS to 128 instead of 8.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: rare

Bugzilla: 11324

Description: LDISKFS-fs error (device sdc): ldiskfs_free_blocks

Details: a disk corruption can cause the mballoc code to assert on a double free or other extent corruptions. Handle these with ext3_error() instead of assertions.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: rare

Bugzilla: 13063

Description: lfsck built against 1.4.x cannot run against 1.6.0 lustre

Details: the definition for OBD_IOC_GETNAME changed in 1.6.0. One of the few external users of this ioctl number is lfsck's call to llapi_lov_get_uuids() and this caused lfsck to fail at startup. Add the old ioctl number to the handler so both old and new lfsck can work.


  • Severity: normal

Bugzilla: 11301

Description: parallel lock callbacks

Details: Instead of sending blocking and completion callbacks as separated requests, adding them to a set and sending in parallel.


  • Severity: normal

Bugzilla: 12417

Description: Disable most debugging by default

Details: To improve performance, disable most logging (for debug purposes) by default. VFSTRACE, RPCTRACE, and DLMTRACE are now off by default, and HA includes fewer messages.


  • Severity: normal

Bugzilla: 11013

Description: hash tables for lists of nids, connections and uuids

Details: Hash tables noticeably help when a lot of clients connect to a server, to faster identify duplicate connections or reconnects, also to faster find export to evict in manual eviction case.


  • Severity: normal

Bugzilla: 11190

Description: Sometimes, when the server evict a client, and the client will not be evicted as soon as possible.

Details: In enqueue req, the error was returned by intent, instead of rq_status which make ptlrpc layer not detect this error, and does not evict the client. So enqueue error should be returned by rq_status.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: only for SLES9

Bugzilla: 12543

Description: Routinely utilize latest Quadrics drivers in CFS releases

Details: Update patch qsnet-suse-2.6.patch.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: only for sles10

Bugzilla: 12771

Description: Update patches for SLES 10 SP1 kernel.

Details: Update the patch vfs_intent-2.6-sles10.patch.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: rare

Bugzilla: 12543

Description: Routinely utilize latest Quadrics drivers in CFS releases

Details: Update patch qsnet-rhel4-2.6.patch.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: rare

Bugzilla: 12975

Description: Using wrong pointer in osc_brw_prep_request

Details: Access to array[-1] can produce panic if kernel compiled with CONFIG_PAGE_ALLOC enabled


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: only in recovery

Bugzilla: 13148

Description: Mark OST as early accessible if his start SYNC.

Details: osc_precreate return flag early accessible if oscc marked as OSCC_FLAG_SYNC_IN_PROGRESS.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: rare

Bugzilla: 13196

Description: Sometimes precreate code can triger create object on wrong ost

Details: Wrong protected or not not restored variables aftre precreate loop can produce creation object on wrong ost.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: oss recovery

Bugzilla: 10800

Description: llog_commit_thread cleanup should sync with llog_commit_thread start

Details: llog_commit_thread_count should be synced between llog_commit start and cleanup, so new llog_commit thread should not be started when llog_commit threads being stopped to avoid accessing some freed stuff.


  • Severity: minor

Frequency: only with 10000 clients or more

Bugzilla: 12364

Description: poor connect scaling with increasing client count

Details: Don't run filter_grant_sanity_check for more than 100 exports to improve scaling for large numbers of clients.


  • Severity: minor

Frequency: nfs export on patchless client

Bugzilla: 11970

Description: connectathon hang when test nfs export over patchless client

Details: Disconnected dentry cannot be found with lookup, so we do not need to unhash it or make it invalid


  • Severity: minor

Frequency: rare

Bugzilla: 11546

Description: open req refcounting wrong on reconnect

Details: If reconnect happened between getting open reply from server and call to mdc_set_replay_data in ll_file_open, we will schedule replay for unreferenced request that we are about to free. Subsequent close will crash in variety of ways. Check that request is still eligible for replay in mdc_set_replay_data().


  • Severity: minor

Frequency: rare

Bugzilla: 11512

Description: disable writes to filesystem when reading health_check file

Details: the default for reading the health_check proc file has changed to NOT do a journal transaction and write to disk, because this can cause reads of the /proc file to hang and block HA state checking on a healthy but otherwise heavily loaded system. It is possible to return to the previous behaviour during configure with --enable-health-write.


  • Severity: minor

Frequency: rare

Bugzilla: 11658

Description: log_commit_thread vs filter_destroy race leads to crash

Details: Take import reference before releasing llog record semaphore


  • Severity: minor

Frequency: only with huge numbers of clients

Bugzilla: 11817

Description: Prevents from taking the superblock lock in llap_from_page for a soon died page.

Details: using LL_ORIGIN_REMOVEPAGE origin flag instead of LL_ORIGIN_UNKNOW for llap_from_page call in ll_removepage() prevents from taking the superblock lock for a soon died page.


  • Severity: minor

Bugzilla: 11706

Description: service threads may hog cpus when there are a lot of requests

Details: Insert cond_resched to give other threads a chance to use some CPU


  • Severity: minor

Frequency: always

Bugzilla: 12747

Description: fix mal-formatted messages

Details: fix some mal-formatted DEBUG_REQ and LCONSOLE_ERROR_MSG messages


  • Severity: minor

Frequency: always in liblustre

Bugzilla: 11737

Description: wrong IS_ERR implementation in liblustre.h

Details: fix IS_ERR implementation in liblustre.h for right detect errors.


  • Severity: minor

Frequency: always

Bugzilla: 10419

Description: Correct condition for output debug message.

Details: inode i_nlink equal zero is not enough for output message about disk corruption, i_ctime and i_mode should be also checked.


  • Severity: minor

Frequency: always in patchless client

Bugzilla: 12415

Description: add configure check for truncate_complete_page

Details: improve checks for exported symbols. This allow run check without sources, but with Module.symvers shipped with kernel distribution. add check for truncate_complete_page used by patchless client.


  • Severity: minor

Frequency: only run on patchless client.

Bugzilla: 12858

Description: use do_facet on sanity.sh for test handling recoverables errors

Details: use do_facet instead of direct use sysctl for set fail_loc on OST


  • Severity: minor

Frequency: only at startup

Bugzilla: 11778

Description: Delay client connections to MDT until fist MDT->OST connect

Details: If a client tried to create a new file before the MDT had connected to any OSTs, the create would return EIO. Now the client will simply block until the MDT connects to the first OST and the create can succeed.


  • Severity: minor

Frequency: at statup only

Bugzilla: 12860

Description: mds_lov_synchronize race leads to various problems

Details: simultaneous MDT->OST connections at startup can cause the sync to abort, leaving the OSC in a bad state.

Changes from v1.6.0 to v1.6.0.1

  • Severity: normal

Frequency: on some architectures

Bugzilla: 12404

Description: 1.6 client sometimes fails to mount from a 1.4 MDT

Details: Uninitialized flags sometimes cause configuration commands to be skipped.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: patchless clients only

Bugzilla: 12391

Description: missing __iget() symbol export

Details: The __iget() symbol export is missing. To avoid the need for this on patchless clients the deathrow inode reaper is turned off, and we depend on the VM to clean up old inodes. This dependency was during via the fix for bug 12181.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: always

Bugzilla: 12848

Description: sanity.sh fail: test_52b

Details: The ll_inode_to_ext_flags() has a glitch which makes MDS return incorrect inode's flags to client.


Changes from v1.4.10 to v1.6.0

CONFIGURATION CHANGE. This version of Lustre WILL NOT INTEROPERATE with older versions automatically. In many cases a special upgrade step is needed. Please read the user documentation before upgrading any part of a 1.4.x system.

WARNING: Lustre configuration and startup changes are required with this release. See Mount Conf for details.

Support for kernels: 2.4.21-47.0.1.EL (RHEL 3), 2.6.5-7.283 (SLES 9), 2.6.9-42.0.10.EL (RHEL 4), 2.6.12.6 vanilla (kernel.org), 2.6.16.27-0.9 (SLES10)

Client support for unpatched kernels: (see Patchless Client) 2.6.16 - 2.6.19 vanilla (kernel.org), 2.6.9-42.0.8EL (RHEL 4)

Recommended e2fsprogs version: 1.39.cfs6

Note that reiserfs quotas are disabled on SLES 10 in this kernel

  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 4900

Description: Async OSC create to avoid the blocking unnecessarily.

Details: If a OST has no remain object, system will block on the creating when need to create a new object on this OST. Now, ways use pre-created objects when available, instead of blocking on an empty osc while others are not empty. If we must block, we block for the shortest possible period of time.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 8007

Description: MountConf

Details: Lustre configuration is now managed via mkfs and mount commands instead of lmc and lconf. New obd types (MGS, MGC) are added for dynamic configuration management. See Mount Conf for details.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 4482

Description: dynamic OST addition

Details: OSTs can now be added to a live filesystem


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 9851

Description: startup order invariance

Details: MDTs and OSTs can be started in any order. Clients only require the MDT to complete startup.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 4899

Description: parallel, asynchronous orphan cleanup

Details: orphan cleanup is now performed in separate threads for each OST, allowing parallel non-blocking operation.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 9862

Description: optimized stripe assignment

Details: stripe assignments are now made based on ost space available, ost previous usage, and OSS previous usage, in order to try to optimize storage space and networking resources.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 4226

Description: Permanently set tunables

Details: All writable /proc/fs/lustre tunables can now be permanently set on a per-server basis, at mkfs time or on a live system.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 10547

Description: Lustre message v2

Details: Add lustre message format v2.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 9866

Description: client OST exclusion list

Details: Clients can be started with a list of OSTs that should be declared "inactive" for known non-responsive OSTs.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 10088

Description: fine-grained SMP locking inside DLM

Details: Improve DLM performance on SMP systems by removing the single per-namespace lock and replace it with per-resource locks.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 9332

Description: don't hold multiple extent locks at one time

Details: To avoid client eviction during large writes, locks are not held on multiple stripes at one time or for very large writes. Otherwise, clients can block waiting for a lock on a failed OST while holding locks on other OSTs and be evicted.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 9293

Description: Multiple MD RPCs in flight.

Details: Further unserialise some read-only MDT RPCs - learn about intents. To avoid overly-overloading MDT, introduce a limit on number of MDT RPCs in flight for a single client and add /proc controls to adjust this limit.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 22484

Description: client read/write statistics

Details: Add client read/write call usage stats for performance analysis of user processes. /proc/fs/lustre/llite/*/offset_stats shows non-sequential file access. extents_stats shows chunk size distribution. extents_stats_per_process show chunk size distribution per user process.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 22485

Description: per-client statistics on server

Details: Add ldlm and operations statistics for each client in /proc/fs/lustre/mds|obdfilter/*/exports/


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 22486

Description: improved MDT statistics

Details: Add detailed MDT operations statistics in /proc/fs/lustre/mds/*/stats


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 10968

Description: VFS operations stats

Details: Add client VFS call stats, trackable by pid, ppid, or gid /proc/fs/lustre/llite/*/stats_track_[pid|ppid|gid]


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 2258

Description: Dynamic service threads

Details: Within a small range, start extra service threads automatically when the request queue builds up.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 11229

Description: Easy OST removal

Details: OSTs can be permanently deactivated with e.g. 'lctl conf_param lustre-OST0001.osc.active=0'


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 11335

Description: MGS proc entries

Details: Added basic proc entries for the MGS showing what filesystems are served.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 10998

Description: provide MGS failover

Details: Added config lock reacquisition after MGS server failover.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 11461

Description: add Linux 2.4 support

Details: Added support for RHEL 2.4.21 kernel for 1.6 servers and clients


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 10902

Description: plain/inodebits lock performance improvement

Details: Grouping plain/inodebits in granted list by their request modes and bits policy, thus improving the performance of search through the granted list.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 11667

Description: Add "/proc/sys/lustre/debug_peer_on_timeout"

Details: liblustre envirable: LIBLUSTRE_DEBUG_PEER_ON_TIMEOUT boolean to control whether to print peer debug info when a client's RPC times out.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 11264

Description: Add uninit_groups feature to ldiskfs2 to speed up e2fsck

Details: The uninit_groups feature works in conjunction with the kernel filesystem code (ldiskfs2 only) and e2fsprogs-1.39-cfs6 to speed up the pass1 processing of e2fsck. This is a read-only feature in ldiskfs2 only, so older kernels and current ldiskfs cannot mount filesystems that have had this feature enabled.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 10816

Description: Improve multi-block allocation algorithm to avoid fragmentation

Details: The mballoc3 code (ldiskfs2 only) adds new mechanisms to improve allocation locality and avoid filesystem fragmentation.


  • Severity: major

Frequency: mixed-endian client/server environments

Bugzilla: 11214

Description: mixed-endian crashes

Details: The new msg_v2 system had some failures in mixed-endian environments.


  • Severity: major

Frequency: when an incorrect nid is specified during startup

Bugzilla: 10734

Description: ptlrpc connect to non-existant node causes kernel crash

Details: LNET can't be re-entered from an event callback, which happened when we expire a message after the export has been cleaned up. Instead, hand the zombie cleanup off to another thread.


  • Severity: major

Frequency: only if OST filesystem is corrupted

Bugzilla: 9829

Description: client incorrectly hits assertion in ptlrpc_replay_req()

Details: for a short time RPCs with bulk IO are in the replay list, but replay of bulk IOs is unimplemented. If the OST filesystem is corrupted due to disk cache incoherency and then replay is started it is possible to trip an assertion. Avoid putting committed RPCs into the replay list at all to avoid this issue.


  • Severity: major

Frequency: liblustre (e.g. catamount) on a large cluster with >= 8 OSTs/OSS

Bugzilla: 11684

Description: System hang on startup

Details: This bug allowed the liblustre (e.g. catamount) client to return to the app before handling all startup RPCs. This could leave the node unresponsive to lustre network traffic and manifested as a server ptllnd timeout.


  • Severity: major

Frequency: only for devices with external journals

Bugzilla: 10719

Description: Set external device read-only also

Details: During a commanded failover stop, we set the disk device read-only while the server shuts down. We now also set any external journal device read-only at the same time.


  • Severity: major

Frequency: when setting specific ost indicies

Bugzilla: 11149

Description: QOS code breaks on skipped indicies

Details: Add checks for missing OST indicies in the QOS code, so OSTs created with --index need not be sequential.


  • Severity: normal

Bugzilla: 12123

Description: ENOENT returned for valid filehandle during dbench.

Details: Check if a directory has children when invalidating dentries associated with an inode during lock cancellation. This fixes an incorrect ENOENT sometimes seen for valid filehandles during testing with dbench.


  • Severity: normal

Bugzilla: 11330

Description: a large application tries to do I/O to the same resource and dies in the middle of it.

Details: Check the req->rq_arrival time after the call to ost_brw_lock_get(), but before we do anything about processing it & sending the BULK transfer request. This should help move old stale pending locks off the queue as quickly as obd_timeout.


  • Severity: minor

Frequency: SFS test only (otherwise harmless)

Bugzilla: 6062

Description: SPEC SFS validation failure on NFS v2 over lustre.

Details: Changes the blocksize for regular files to be 2x RPC size, and not depend on stripe size.


  • Severity: minor

Frequency: always

Bugzilla: 6380

Description: Fix client-side osc byte counters

Details: The osc read/write byte counters in /proc/fs/lustre/osc/*/stats are now working


  • Severity: minor

Frequency: always as root on SLES

Bugzilla: 10667

Description: Failure of copying files with lustre special EAs.

Details: Client side always return success for setxattr call for lustre special xattr (currently only "trusted.lov").


  • Severity: minor

Frequency: always

Bugzilla: 10345

Description: Refcount LNET uuids

Details: The global LNET uuid list grew linearly with every startup; refcount repeated list entries instead of always adding to the list.


  • Severity: minor

Frequency: only for kernels with patches from Lustre below 1.4.3

Bugzilla: 11248

Description: Remove old rdonly API

Details: Remove old rdonly API which unused from at least lustre 1.4.3


  • Severity: minor

Frequency: when upgrading from 1.4 while trying to change parameters

Bugzilla: 11692

Description: The wrong (new) MDC name was used when setting parameters for upgraded MDT's. Also allows changing of OSC (and MDC) parameters if --writeconf is specified at tunefs upgrade time.

Changes from v1.6.0 to v1.4.11

Support for networks: socklnd - kernels up to 2.6.16, qswlnd - Qsnet kernel modules 5.20 and later, openiblnd - IbGold 1.8.2, o2iblnd - OFED 1.1 viblnd - Voltaire ibhost 3.4.5 and later, ciblnd - Topspin 3.2.0, iiblnd - Infiniserv 3.3 + PathBits patch, gmlnd - GM 2.1.22 and later, mxlnd - MX 1.2.1 or later, ptllnd - Portals 3.3 / UNICOS/lc 1.5.x, 2.0.x

  • Severity: major

Bugzilla: 12014

Description: ASSERTION failures when upgrading to the patchless zero-copy socklnd

Details: This bug affects "rolling upgrades", causing an inconsistent protocol version negotiation and subsequent assertion failure during rolling upgrades after the first wave of upgrades.


  • Severity: major

Bugzilla: 10916

Description: added LNET self test

Details: landing b_self_test


  • Severity: major

Bugzilla: 12316

Description: Add OFED1.2 support to o2iblnd

Details: o2iblnd depends on OFED's modules, if out-tree OFED's modules are installed (other than kernel's in-tree infiniband), there could be some problem while insmod o2iblnd (mismatch CRC of ib_* symbols). If extra Module.symvers is supported in kernel (i.e, 2.6.17), this link provides solution: https://bugs.openfabrics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=355 if extra Module.symvers is not supported in kernel, we will have to run the script in bug 12316 to update $LINUX/module.symvers before building o2iblnd. More details about this are in bug 12316.


  • Severity: normal

Bugzilla: 11680

Description: make panic on lbug configurable


  • Severity: minor

Bugzilla: 13288

Description: Initialize cpumask before use


  • Severity: minor

Bugzilla: 11223

Details: Change "dropped message" CERRORs to D_NETERROR so they are logged instead of creating "console chatter" when a lustre timeout races with normal RPC completion.


  • Severity: minor

Details: lnet_clear_peer_table can wait forever if user forgets to clear a lazy portal.


  • Severity: minor

Details: libcfs_id2str should check pid against LNET_PID_ANY.


  • Severity: minor

Frequency: rare

Bugzilla: 12227

Description: cfs_duration_{u,n}sec() wrongly calculate nanosecond part of struct timeval.

Details: do_div() macro is used incorrectly.

Changes from v1.4.9 to v1.6.0

Support for networks: socklnd - kernels up to 2.6.16, qswlnd - Qsnet kernel modules 5.20 and later, openiblnd - IbGold 1.8.2, o2iblnd - OFED 1.1, viblnd - Voltaire ibhost 3.4.5 and later, ciblnd - Topspin 3.2.0, iiblnd - Infiniserv 3.3 + PathBits patch, gmlnd - GM 2.1.22 and later, mxlnd - MX 1.2.1 or later, ptllnd - Portals 3.3 / UNICOS/lc 1.5.x, 2.0.x

  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 10316

Description: Fixed console chatter in case of -ETIMEDOUT.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 11684

Description: Added D_NETTRACE for recording network packet history (initially only for ptllnd). Also a separate userspace ptllnd facility to gather history which should really be covered by D_NETTRACE too, if only CDEBUG recorded history in userspace.


  • Severity: enhancement

Bugzilla: 11094

Description: Multiple instances for o2iblnd

Details: Allow multiple instances of o2iblnd to enable networking over multiple HCAs and routing between them.


  • Severity: major

Frequency: rare

Bugzilla: 12458

Description: Assertion failure in kernel ptllnd caused by posting passive bulk buffers before connection establishment complete.


  • Severity: major

Frequency: rare

Bugzilla: 12455

Description: A race in kernel ptllnd between deleting a peer and posting new communications for it could hang communications - manifesting as "Unexpectedly long timeout" messages.


  • Severity: major

Frequency: rare

Bugzilla: 12432

Description: Kernel ptllnd lock ordering issue could hang a node.


  • Severity: major

Frequency: rare

Bugzilla: 12016

Description: node crash on socket teardown race


  • Severity: major

Frequency: after Ptllnd timeouts and portals congestion

Bugzilla: 11659

Description: Credit overflows

Details: This was a bug in ptllnd connection establishment. The fix implements better peer stamps to disambiguate connection establishment and ensure both peers enter the credit flow state machine consistently.


  • Severity: major

Frequency: rare

Bugzilla: 11394

Description: kptllnd didn't propagate some network errors up to LNET

Details: This bug was spotted while investigating 11394. The fix ensures network errors on sends and bulk transfers are propagated to LNET/lustre correctly.


  • Severity: major

Frequency: rare

Bugzilla: 11616

Description: o2iblnd handle early RDMA_CM_EVENT_DISCONNECTED.

Details: If the fabric is lossy, an RDMA_CM_EVENT_DISCONNECTED callback can occur before a connection has actually been established. This caused an assertion failure previously.


  • Severity: major

Bugzilla: 11201

Description: lnet deadlock in router_checker

Details: turned ksnd_connd_lock, ksnd_reaper_lock, and ksock_net_t:ksnd_lock into BH locks to eliminate potential deadlock caused by ksocknal_data_ready() preempting code holding these locks.


  • Severity: major

Bugzilla: 11126

Description: Millions of failed socklnd connection attempts cause a very slow FS

Details: added a new route flag ksnr_scheduled to distinguish from ksnr_connecting, so that a peer connection request is only turned down for race concerns when an active connection to the same peer is under progress (instead of just being scheduled).


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: rare

Description: gmlnd ignored some transmit errors when finalizing lnet messages.


  • Severity: normal

Frequency: rare

Bugzilla: 11472

Description: Changed the default kqswlnd ntxmsg=512


  • Severity: minor

Frequency: rare

Description: Ptllnd didn't init kptllnd_data.kptl_idle_txs before it could be possibly accessed in kptllnd_shutdown. Ptllnd should init kptllnd_data.kptl_ptlid2str_lock before calling kptllnd_ptlid2str.


  • Severity: minor

Frequency: rare

Description: ptllnd logs a piece of incorrect debug info in kptllnd_peer_handle_hello.


  • Severity: minor

Frequency: rare

Description: the_lnet.ln_finalizing was not set when the current thread is about to complete messages. It only affects multi-threaded user space LNet.


  • Severity: minor

Frequency: 'lctl peer_list' issued on a mx net

Bugzilla: 12237

Description: Enable lctl's peer_list for MXLND

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