[lustre-discuss] ZFS wobble

Simon Guilbault simon.guilbault at calculquebec.ca
Thu Apr 28 12:45:03 PDT 2022


Start a ZFS scrub on your pool, this will ensure that all the content is
fine since the short resilver when re-adding dead disks to a pool does not
check everything, only what changed on the pool while that disk was gone.

I sadly often see that kind of error on my personal NAS due to some bad
hardware but ZFS is always able to fix everything even if it
detects "permanent errors" and those permanent errors disappear after the

On Thu, Apr 28, 2022 at 4:10 AM Alastair Basden via lustre-discuss <
lustre-discuss at lists.lustre.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> We have OSDs on ZFS (0.7.9) / Lustre 2.12.6.
> Recently, one of our JBODs had a wobble, and the disks (as presented to
> the OS) disappeared for a few seconds (and then returned).
> This upset a few zpools which SUSPENDED.
> A zpool clear on these then started the resilvering process, and zpool
> status gave e.g.:
> errors: Permanent errors have been detected in the following files:
>          <metadata>:<0x0>
>          <metadata>:<0xb01>
>          <metadata>:<0x15>
>          <metadata>:<0x383>
>          cos6-ost7/ost7:/O/400000400/d11/10617643
>          cos6-ost7/ost7:/O/400000400/d21/583029
> However, once the resilvering had completed, these permanent errors had
> gone.
> The question is then, are these errors really permanent, or was zfs able
> to correct them?
> Lustre continues to remain fine (though obviously froze while the pools
> were suspended).
> Should we be worried that there might be some under-the-hood corruption
> that will present itself when we need to remount (e.g. after a reboot) the
> OST?  In particular the <metadata>:<0x0> file worries me a bit!
> Thanks,
> Alastair.
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