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[Linux-cluster] gnbd root device



Hi -

We've been trying to use gnbd for the root devices of diskless linux systems booted from the network. We're not using gfs. gnbd is used as a plain block device.

We use an initrd to start up the networking and connect to the gnbd server.

This seems to work fairly well, except the reconnection doesn't appear to work if the server is rebooted. The client hangs indefinitely. gnbd is run from a ram disk.

Does anyone know any fundamental reason why this should be a problem?

Does anyone have a working setup like this?

Thanks very much!

Jeremy

PS please CC me as I'm not on the mailing list

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