Why does rsync cause performance problems and process hangs with GFS2?

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Issue

  • Using rsync to or from GFS2 resulted in performance problems, processes in D state waiting on the filesystem, and call traces in the logs.
  • Why does rsync cause problems with GFS2?

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 5, 6, 7 (with the High Availability and Resilient Storage Add Ons)
  • Red Hat Global Filesystem 2 (GFS2)

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