gpfs vfs incorrectly returning offline status 'at random' in 3.6 and up

Christian Ambach ambi at
Fri Sep 28 09:20:20 MDT 2012

On 09/27/2012 01:29 PM, Barry Evans wrote:

> I have tried this GPFS 3.4.0-10, 3.4.0-15, 3.5.0-2 and 3.5.03, all with the same result. (OS is base RHEL 6.2 and RHEL 6.3). This has appeared in XP, 7 and Server 2003 and Server 2008.

Did you recompile Samba after each of the version changes?

> Example from log level 10:
> [2012/09/27 20:50:48.588160, 10] modules/vfs_gpfs.c:1224(vfs_gpfs_is_offline)
>    xx/xx/xx/xx/xx/xx/xx/xx/xx.1015.exr is offline
> x's replacing pathnames for security in example
> I have also tried this with enterprise samba 3.5.18-44, this seems to work fine and the condition does not occur.
> Any one seen anything like this?

No, haven't seen this before. I suspect that this is bad interaction 
between multiple VFS modules.

Can you post your smb.conf please?


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