[Lustre-devel] Replacing a dead OST (fixed subject line)

Peter Braam Peter.Braam at Sun.COM
Sat Jun 7 07:03:07 PDT 2008

On 6/4/08 10:22 AM, "Nathaniel Rutman" <Nathan.Rutman at Sun.COM> wrote:

> Peter Braam wrote:
>> There is tremendous value in fixing this bug (15345), because it turns an
>> un-usual
>> usage of our tools for recovery into something that is done more routinely.
>> When I listened to this group, my impression was that it was not so hard to
>> rebuild the OSS, but it does require scanning the primary MDS, finding the
>> pathnames for affected files (with objects on the failed OSS), and using
>> that list of files to re-write on the cluster where the OSS was lost.
>> Nathan - this is a special case of the recovery mechanisms we are talking
>> about (with the log being constructed in a different way). I think you
>> should design the solution for this problem.
> I am taking this to mean we should design the general case of
> "dead/missing OST" into the HSM/migration architecture,

No - into the replication architecture.  You feed a list of files into your
scripts and re-create the objects.

> and not 
> something to do with recovery per se.   That's actually really
> interesting - you could deactivate an OST, and yet still read the files
> from it transparently.

No, you can only read them when the OST has been restored; no cache misses

> Should I make a "luste-hsm" mail alias, or should we put it on lustre-devel?

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