Commit 196d70fa authored by Michael Hanselmann's avatar Michael Hanselmann
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ensure-dirs: Speed up when using big queues

The “ensure-dirs” script as included in Ganeti 2.3 is very slow when
working with big queues requiring a change of permissions on many or all

$ find /var/lib/ganeti/queue/ | wc -l

Before this change:
$ time /usr/local/lib/ganeti/ensure-dirs -f
real    16m4.739s

While not adressed in this patch, I'd like to record the overall
ineffiency of the “ensure-dirs” script, even after this change:

$ time /usr/local/lib/ganeti/ensure-dirs -f
real    5m57.362s
$ strace -e clone,execve -f -c /usr/local/lib/ganeti/ensure-dirs -f
% time     seconds  usecs/call     calls    errors syscall
------ ----------- ----------- --------- --------- ----------------
 50.08    5.147090          49    104774           clone
 49.92    5.131094          49    104739           execve

More changes will be needed. Just for comparision, a small Python
snippet changing permissions on all files (“ensure-dirs” changes the
owner too):

$ time python -c 'import os; from ganeti import utils;
[os.chmod(i, 0644) for i in
real    0m0.605s
Signed-off-by: default avatarMichael Hanselmann <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarIustin Pop <>
parent 4f5c2533
......@@ -97,14 +97,17 @@ _ensure_datadir() {
_ensure_file ${DATADIR}/queue/lock 0600 "$(_fileset_owner masterd)"
if ! [[ -z "${full_run}" ]]; then
for file in $(_gather_files ${DATADIR}/queue 0600 @GNTMASTERUSER@ \
_ensure_file "${file}" 0600 "$(_fileset_owner masterd)"
local queue_owner="$(_fileset_owner masterd)"
local ssconf_owner="$(_fileset_owner noded)"
_gather_files ${DATADIR}/queue 0600 @GNTMASTERUSER@ @GNTMASTERDGROUP@ | \
while read path; do
_ensure_file "$path" 0600 "$queue_owner"
for file in $(_gather_files ${DATADIR} 0600 root \
@GNTMASTERDGROUP@ -name 'ssconf_*'); do
_ensure_file "${file}" 0444 "$(_fileset_owner noded)"
_gather_files ${DATADIR} 0600 root @GNTMASTERDGROUP@ -name 'ssconf_*' | \
while read path; do
_ensure_file "$path" 0444 "$ssconf_owner"
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