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[Cluster-devel] Re: [NFS] [PATCH 0/4 Revised] NLM - lock failover

J. Bruce Fields wrote:
On Thu, Apr 05, 2007 at 05:50:55PM -0400, Wendy Cheng wrote:
1) Failover server exports filesystem with "fsid" option as:
    /etc/exports entry> /mnt/shared/exports *(fsid=1234,sync,rw)
2) Failover server dispatch rpc.statd with "-H" option.
3) Failover server drops locks based on fsid by:
    shell> echo 1234 > /proc/fs/nfsd/nlm_unlock
4) Takeover server enters per fsid grace period by:
    shell> echo 1234 > /proc/fs/nfsd/nlm_set_igrace
5) Takeover server notifies clients for lock reclaim by:
    shell> /usr/sbin/sm-notify -f -v floating_ip_address -P an_sm_directory

I don't understand statd and lockd as well as I should.  Where exactly
does the takeover server stop serving requests, and the failover server
start?  If this isn't done carefully, you can leave a window between
steps 3 and 4 where a client could acquire a lock before its rightful
owner reclaims it, right?

The detailed overall steps were described in the first email we sent *long* time (> 6 months, I think) ago. The first step of the whole process is tearing down the floating IP from the failover server. The IP is not accessible until filesystem is safely fail-over and SM_NOTIFY ready to be sent.

Last round of discussion gave me an impression that as long as I rebased the code into akpm's mm tree, these patches would get accepted. So I have been quite careless in this submission and just realized people have a very short memory :) .. Will do the write-up and put it somewhere so we don't need to go thru this again.

-- Wendy

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