On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 04:10:11AM -0400, Justin Piszcz wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Mar 2011, Dave Chinner wrote:
> >On Sat, Mar 26, 2011 at 09:29:36AM -0400, Justin Piszcz wrote:
> >>When I rm -rf a directory of a few hundred thousand
> >>files/directories on XFS under 126.96.36.199, I see the following, is
> >>this normal?
> >No. What is you filesystem config (xfs_info) and your mount options?
> >Is it repeatable? I? the system otherwise stalled or is it still
> >operating normally? Does it recover and work normally after such a
> Hi Dave, default mkfs.xfs options:
> >What is you filesystem config (xfs_info) and your mount options?
> # xfs_info /dev/sda1
> meta-data=/dev/sda1 isize=256 agcount=44, agsize=268435455
> = sectsz=512 attr=2
> data = bsize=4096 blocks=11718704640, imaxpct=5
> = sunit=0 swidth=0 blks
> naming =version 2 bsize=4096 ascii-ci=0
> log =internal bsize=4096 blocks=521728, version=2
> = sectsz=512 sunit=0 blks, lazy-count=1
> realtime =none extsz=4096 blocks=0, rtextents=0
A 44TB filesystem with a 2GB log, right?
> /dev/sda1 on /r1 type xfs
> >Is it repeatable?
> I've not tried to repeat it as is spews messages over all of my consoles but
> it has happened more than once.
> >the system otherwise stalled or is it still operating normally?
> The console/xterm/ssh etc that is performing the removal does lockup but
> you are able to access the machine via a separate ssh connection.
> >Does it recover and work normally after such a stall?
> Yes, eventually, I believe I started seeing this problem when I added
> 'delaylog' option to the mount options..
OK, that is what I suspected.
What it sounds like is that there is a checkpoint completing with an
out-of-order log sequence number so the items in the checkpoint are
not being inserted at the end of the AIL and that is where the CPU
usage is coming from. Without delaylog, a single transaction being
inserted out-of-order is unnoticeable as it's only a few items. A
delaylog checkpoint can be tens of thousands of items which is where
the CPU usage would come from.
I'll have to reproduce this locally to confirm this theory (and test