On 11/15/2019 6:02 PM, Simon Ironside wrote:
On 15/11/2019 14:22, Igor Fedotov wrote:
Do you mean both standalone DB and(!!) standalone
devices/partitions by having SSD DB/WAL?
No, 1x combined DB/WAL partition on an SSD and 1x data partition on an
HDD per OSD. I.e. created like:
ceph-deploy osd create --data /dev/sda --block-db ssd0/ceph-db-disk0
ceph-deploy osd create --data /dev/sdb --block-db ssd0/ceph-db-disk1
ceph-deploy osd create --data /dev/sdc --block-db ssd0/ceph-db-disk2
--block-wal wasn't used.
If so then BlueFS might eventually overwrite some
data at you DB
volume with BlueFS log content. Which most probably makes OSD crash
and unable to restart one day. This is quite random and not very
frequent event which is to some degree dependent from cluster
loading. And the period between actual data corruption and any
evidence of this is non-zero most of the time - we tend to see it
mostly when RocksDB was performing compaction.
So this, if I've understood you correctly, is for those with 3
separate (DB + WAL + Data) devices per OSD. Not my setup.
configuration which might suffer from the issue is main
device + WAL devices.
Much less failure probability exists for main + DB layout. It
requires almost full DB to get any chances to appear.
This sounds like my setup: 2 separate (DB/WAL combined + Data) devices
Main-only device configurations aren't under
the threat as far as I
And this is for all-in-one devices that aren't at risk. Understood.
While we're waiting for 14.2.5 to be released, what should 14.2.3/4
users with an at risk setup do in the meantime, if anything?
- Check how full their DB devices are?
For your case it makes sense to check this.
And then safely wait for
14.2.5 if its not full.
- Avoid adding new data/load to the cluster?
this is probably the last resort when you already start seeing this
issue and is absolutely uncomfortable with data loss probability. Not a
panacea anyway though as one can have already broken data but still
undiscovered data corruption at multiple OSDs b.
- Would deep scrubbing detect any undiscovered
May be. We tend to see it during DB compaction (mostly triggered by DB
write access) but IMO it can be detected during scrubbing and/or store
fsck as well.
- Get backups ready to restore? I mean, how bad is
As per multiple reports there are some chances to lose OSD data. E.g.
we've got reports about reproducing 1-2 OSD failures per day under some
stress(!!!) loading testing. That's probably not the general case and
production clusters might suffer from this much less frequently. E.g.
for our multiple QA activities we've observed the issue just once since
it had been introduced.
Anyway it's possible to lose multiple OSDs simultaneously. Probability
is rather not that large but it's definitely non-zero.
But as fix is almost ready I'd recommend to wait for it and apply ASAP.
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