[Lustre-devel] [Lustre-discuss] Start the MGS first?

Kevin Fox Kevin.Fox at pnl.gov
Thu Mar 26 14:35:14 PDT 2009

On Wed, 2009-03-25 at 12:48 -0700, Nathaniel Rutman wrote:
> As of Lustre 1.6, servers can be started in any order (after the
> initial registration at first startup).  Internally, this required
> significant bending of our connection rules, and with a move toward
> ZFS becomes even more burdensome. 
> So my question to the Lustre community is this: would anyone
> strenuously object to a startup ordering requirement that the MGS must
> be started before any other servers? 
> This would probably be in the Lustre 3.0 timeframe.  It is also likely
> that we will have to divorce the MGS and MDT onto separate devices --
> no more "combo" MDT/MGSes.

"server startup" being, things wont start working until the MGS is up,
or, server startup commands will fail if the MGS is not up?

The former, is much better then the latter. It allows the system to
potentially bring itself back up automatically if things get rebooted
(power bump, spike, etc).


> > >  NR> I think the only reason to have a local config file is to be
> able to
> > >  NR> start a server in the absence of the MGS.  How much effort do
> we want
> > >  NR> to expend to be able to keep that ability?  I don't think
> it's a huge
> > >  NR> burden to say "MGS must be started first".
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