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zfs-fuse continues to be a superior recovery alternative to ZoL (Was: Fwd: "zfs rollback" hanged -- what to do?)
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Durval Menezes
2014-12-14 18:07:50 UTC
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Hello Z-F folks,

Cross-posting here in case anyone's interested.

Cheers,
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Date: Sun, Dec 14, 2014 at 4:05 PM
Subject: Re: "zfs rollback" hanged -- what to do?
To: "zfs-***@zfsonlinux.org" <zfs-***@zfsonlinux.org>

Hello,
Just tried to rollback a snapshot here (EL6 clone with kernel
2.6.32-504.1.3.el6.x86_64 and ZFS 0.6.3-1.1 installed from the ZFS repo),
zfs rollback
Checked with "zpool iostat pool2014070601": exactly zero I/O for more
than half an hour.
The process shows as "D" in ps, which AFAIK means it's blocked in
uninterruptable wait for I/O.
Any recommendations besides stopping whatever's possible to stop and then
hard-resetting the machine?

No alternatives offered, so I proceeded as above and then imported the pool
and tried to rollback again, with the same result: zfs rollback process in
a neverending block at 'D' state.

Hard reset again, but this time I moved the disk to another machine where I
have zfs-fuse 0.7.0 installed: zfs-fuse imported the pool and processed the
rollback with no issues, in much less time than I'm taking to type this.

Seems zfs-fuse is still a very viable option for recovery, as long as one
keeps his/her pools in a version zfs-fuse can handle (v26, I think).

Crossposting to the zfs-fuse list on this, in case folks there are
interested.
Cheers,
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Gordan Bobic
2014-12-14 18:11:49 UTC
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That means there is clearly a bug in ZoL that isn't in zfs-fuse. I don't
suppose you happen to have gathered any data that might provide insight
exactly where the bug might be?
Post by Durval Menezes
Hello Z-F folks,
Cross-posting here in case anyone's interested.
Cheers,
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Durval.
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Date: Sun, Dec 14, 2014 at 4:05 PM
Subject: Re: "zfs rollback" hanged -- what to do?
Hello,
Just tried to rollback a snapshot here (EL6 clone with kernel
2.6.32-504.1.3.el6.x86_64 and ZFS 0.6.3-1.1 installed from the ZFS repo),
Post by Durval Menezes
zfs rollback
Checked with "zpool iostat pool2014070601": exactly zero I/O for more
than half an hour.
The process shows as "D" in ps, which AFAIK means it's blocked in
uninterruptable wait for I/O.
Any recommendations besides stopping whatever's possible to stop and
then hard-resetting the machine?
No alternatives offered, so I proceeded as above and then imported the
pool and tried to rollback again, with the same result: zfs rollback
process in a neverending block at 'D' state.
Hard reset again, but this time I moved the disk to another machine where
I have zfs-fuse 0.7.0 installed: zfs-fuse imported the pool and processed
the rollback with no issues, in much less time than I'm taking to type
this.
Seems zfs-fuse is still a very viable option for recovery, as long as one
keeps his/her pools in a version zfs-fuse can handle (v26, I think).
Crossposting to the zfs-fuse list on this, in case folks there are
interested.
Cheers,
--
Durval.
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Durval Menezes
2014-12-14 19:02:14 UTC
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Hi Gordan,
Post by Gordan Bobic
That means there is clearly a bug in ZoL that isn't in zfs-fuse.
It would not have been the first. Pound for pound, ZoL is giving me much
more headaches than zfs-fuse ever did.
Post by Gordan Bobic
I don't suppose you happen to have gathered any data that might provide
insight exactly where the bug might be?
No -- unfortunately, I'm in a hurry today: have a plane to catch in less
than 2h from now, and I'm still packing up.

But perhaps I can try to reproduce it later.

Cheers,
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Post by Gordan Bobic
Post by Durval Menezes
Hello Z-F folks,
Cross-posting here in case anyone's interested.
Cheers,
--
Durval.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Sun, Dec 14, 2014 at 4:05 PM
Subject: Re: "zfs rollback" hanged -- what to do?
Hello,
Just tried to rollback a snapshot here (EL6 clone with kernel
2.6.32-504.1.3.el6.x86_64 and ZFS 0.6.3-1.1 installed from the ZFS repo),
Post by Durval Menezes
zfs rollback
Checked with "zpool iostat pool2014070601": exactly zero I/O for more
than half an hour.
The process shows as "D" in ps, which AFAIK means it's blocked in
uninterruptable wait for I/O.
Any recommendations besides stopping whatever's possible to stop and
then hard-resetting the machine?
No alternatives offered, so I proceeded as above and then imported the
pool and tried to rollback again, with the same result: zfs rollback
process in a neverending block at 'D' state.
Hard reset again, but this time I moved the disk to another machine where
I have zfs-fuse 0.7.0 installed: zfs-fuse imported the pool and processed
the rollback with no issues, in much less time than I'm taking to type
this.
Seems zfs-fuse is still a very viable option for recovery, as long as one
keeps his/her pools in a version zfs-fuse can handle (v26, I think).
Crossposting to the zfs-fuse list on this, in case folks there are
interested.
Cheers,
--
Durval.
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