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Snapshot Package: Incorrect usage of hard links #5448

t-nelson opened this issue Aug 7, 2019 · 2 comments


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commented Aug 7, 2019


[2019-08-06T15:08:25.988279757Z INFO solana::snapshot_package] Error from package_snapshots: IO(Os { code: 18, kind: Other, message: "Invalid cross-device link" })

I noticed several of these in the bootstrap leader's logs from TdS stage 1 dryrun 2 today. The snapshot packaging services uses hard links to point snapshot archives from the temp path they were created in, to the output directory they are expected to be served from. Hard links are limited to a single filesystem (see EXDEV error code in man 2 link) and there for the temp dir and output dir can't cross filesystem boundaries.

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fs::hard_link(&temp_tar_path, &snapshot_package.tar_output_file)?;

Verify that snapshot temp and output directories reside on the same filesystem or use symlinks. We're probably going to run into portability considerations either way

cc: @carllin


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commented Aug 7, 2019

Ah good catch! I think the fix here is to make a temp file for the archive within the output directory, then rename it. That way we don't cross filesystem boundaries.

@mvines mvines added this to the Mavericks v0.18.0 milestone Aug 7, 2019

@mvines mvines added this to To do in TdS Stage 0 via automation Aug 7, 2019


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commented Aug 7, 2019

That'd work! Maybe even easier would be to write to a temp filename in the output dir, then just rename it once the snapshot is finalized.

@mvines mvines moved this from To do to In progress in TdS Stage 0 Aug 7, 2019

@carllin carllin closed this Aug 7, 2019

TdS Stage 0 automation moved this from In progress to Done Aug 7, 2019

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