[pmg-devel] applied: [PATCH v2 pmg-api] fix #5189: cluster: avoid sync errors for statistics and quarantine

Stoiko Ivanov s.ivanov at proxmox.com
Thu Feb 22 23:01:46 CET 2024

Thanks for the patch, thinking this through again, and the exceptional

looked it through, applied it in my reproducer and it fixes the issue - so
applied it

still 2 comments inline:
On Thu, 22 Feb 2024 17:35:35 +0100
Friedrich Weber <f.weber at proxmox.com> wrote:

> After restoring a backup from a cluster on a fresh node with
> statistics, and then creating a cluster, the following can happen
> (node 1 being master and node 2 being a node): `ClusterInfo` on node
> 1 has no record about the last-synchronized `CStatistic` row id of
> node 2. Thus, pmgmirror on node 1 initializes the record with -1 and
> tries to synchronize *all* `CStatistic` rows with cid 2 from node 2.
> But (some of) these rows may already exist on cid 1, because they
> were part of the backup, so pmgmirror on node 1 triggers a Postgres
> unique constraint violation, statistics synchronization on node 1
> fails, and node 1 remains in the "synchronizing" state.
> Fix this as follows: When a new node is added to a cluster, the master
> now initializes its `ClusterInfo` record of the last-synchronized
> `CStatistic` row id for that node cid with the maximum row id that
> exists in the local `CStatistic` for that node cid, or with -1 if the
> local `CStatistic` has no row for that node cid. This is valid because
Would it maybe make sense to scan the existing "lastid_tables" (Cstatistic
and CMailStore) when the cluster is created - and use the maximal value of
both as the maxcid value in the cluster-conf?
(I guess we will then eventually see 5-digit cluster-ids, but it might
help for the few cases of broken clusters due to constraint violations)

Alternatively we could make `pmgcm delete X` update the cid-columns for all
relevant tables, replacing X with a special value (probably 0 should work,
but did not check that). Some kind of idempotent cleanup function yielding
a state where joining a node with the same id just works(tm)

but that's mostly a note to future us, after we see the next actual issue
with cluster-joining that we can reproduce.

> the newly-added node copies the master's `CStatistic` table during
> cluster join.
> Do the same for the `CMailStore` table, where a similar sync error
> could happen e.g. if the table has rows for both node cids, node 2 is
> shut down and manually deleted from the cluster.conf, the maxcid is
> manually reset to 1, and a fresh node is joined to the cluster and
> gets assigned cid 2.
> Signed-off-by: Friedrich Weber <f.weber at proxmox.com>
> ---
> Notes:
>     v1 -> v2:
>     - initialize master `ClusterInfo` record for `CStatistic` once when
>       joining a new node instead of initializing on the first cluster
>       sync, as discussed with Stoiko off-list
>     - do the same for `CMailStore`, where a similar sync error can happen
>     As a side effect of this change, `ClusterInfo` on node 2 will now also
>     have `lastid_CStatistic` and `lastid_CMailStore` rows for its own cid
>     2 after join, because the database is copied over *after* the master
>     runs `update_master_clusterinfo`, and `update_client_clusterinfo` on
>     node 2 only deletes rows with the master cid 1. However, if I
>     understand the cluster sync code correctly (and that's a big if),
>     these additional rows should not have any effect, as node 2 will
>     only ever read and update `ClusterInfo` rows for other cids, never
>     for its own cid.
That's my current thinking too - regarding a node not syncing it's own
information (and updating ClusterInfo alongside it) - short of someone
randomly incrementing/decrementing the id's in the cluster.conf...

>     v1: https://lists.proxmox.com/pipermail/pmg-devel/2024-January/002657.html
>  src/PMG/DBTools.pm | 8 ++++++++
>  1 file changed, 8 insertions(+)
> diff --git a/src/PMG/DBTools.pm b/src/PMG/DBTools.pm
> index 6112566..8770d06 100644
> --- a/src/PMG/DBTools.pm
> +++ b/src/PMG/DBTools.pm
> @@ -1132,6 +1132,14 @@ sub update_master_clusterinfo {
>  	$dbh->do ("INSERT INTO ClusterInfo (cid, name, ivalue) select $clientcid, 'lastmt_$table', " .
>      }
> +
> +    my @lastid_tables = ('CStatistic', 'CMailStore');
> +
> +    for my $table (@lastid_tables) {
> +        $dbh->do("INSERT INTO ClusterInfo (cid, name, ivalue) " .
> +	    "SELECT $clientcid, 'lastid_$table', COALESCE (max (rid), -1) FROM $table " .
> +	    "WHERE cid = $clientcid");
> +    }
>  }
>  sub update_client_clusterinfo {

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