[Lustre-discuss] meta freezing

Andreas Dilger adilger at sun.com
Tue Oct 14 13:22:06 PDT 2008

On Oct 14, 2008  13:07 +0200, Papp Tamas wrote:
> Since we switched from to on one of our cluster we have 
> a wierd problem.
> One of the node of the cluster lock up and only reset can help, it's 
> usually the meta node. It's already not good, but there is also 
> something. When the node gets up again and the recovery is starting 
> agaian it locks up over and over again. It's counting back and sometimes 
> there is only a few clients, sometimes there is no more clients, but 
> it's always locks up.
> So I mount the mdt, umount -f, mount again, recovery is in Sstatus 
> INACTIVE and the cluster is working.
> Now I'm out of ideas.
> The cluster was made with Is it safe to move back to I 
> mean just changing he utilities and the kernel and that's all, or do I 
> need the do further  steps?

Yes, it should always be possible to downgrade to the older version.
In some cases in the future (e.g. 2.0 -> 1.8.x downgrade) it will be
needed to remount the clients, but general consensus is that if you
are downgrading you already have major problems so a remount will not
contribute significantly to the problem.

Cheers, Andreas
Andreas Dilger
Sr. Staff Engineer, Lustre Group
Sun Microsystems of Canada, Inc.

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