[lustre-devel] [PATCH 14/15] lnet: don't use hops to determine the route state

James Simmons jsimmons at infradead.org
Mon Nov 8 07:07:42 PST 2021

From: Serguei Smirnov <ssmirnov at whamcloud.com>

NodeA <-tcp1-> GW1 <-tcp2-> GW2 <-tcp3-> NodeB

Assuming GW1 knows how to reach tcp3 network and GW2 knows
how to reach tcp1 network, it should be possible to add routes
without specifying hop=2 on nodes A and B to reach tcp3 and tcp1
respectively and then be able to lnetctl ping between them.
Changes introduced by LU-13785 interpret default hops to be
equivalent to hop=1 set explicitly for the purpose of determining
route aliveness, which results in the routes created as described
above to be considered "down".

Fix it so that default hop setting doesn't prevent
the multi-hop scenario from working.

Fixes: 64d703ca18 ("lnet: Use lr_hops for avoid_asym_router_failure")
WC-bug-id: https://jira.whamcloud.com/browse/LU-14945
Lustre-commit: 3f2844dc9333c8645 ("LU-14945 lnet: don't use hops to determine the route state")
Signed-off-by: Serguei Smirnov <ssmirnov at whamcloud.com>
Reviewed-on: https://review.whamcloud.com/44674
Reviewed-by: Amir Shehata <ashehata at whamcloud.com>
Reviewed-by: Chris Horn <chris.horn at hpe.com>
Reviewed-by: Oleg Drokin <green at whamcloud.com>
Signed-off-by: James Simmons <jsimmons at infradead.org>
 net/lnet/lnet/router.c | 13 ++++++++++---
 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/net/lnet/lnet/router.c b/net/lnet/lnet/router.c
index 7ce33eb..97e5ab2 100644
--- a/net/lnet/lnet/router.c
+++ b/net/lnet/lnet/router.c
@@ -318,7 +318,7 @@ bool lnet_is_route_alive(struct lnet_route *route)
 	 * routes the next-hop will not have the remote net.
 	if (avoid_asym_router_failure &&
-	    (route->lr_hops == 1 || route->lr_hops == LNET_UNDEFINED_HOPS)) {
+	    (route->lr_hops == 1 || route->lr_single_hop)) {
 		rlpn = lnet_peer_get_net_locked(gw, route->lr_net);
 		if (!rlpn)
 			return false;
@@ -470,8 +470,7 @@ bool lnet_is_route_alive(struct lnet_route *route)
 		route->lr_single_hop = single_hop;
 		if (avoid_asym_router_failure &&
-		    (route->lr_hops == 1 ||
-		     route->lr_hops == LNET_UNDEFINED_HOPS))
+		    (route->lr_hops == 1 || route->lr_single_hop))
 			lnet_set_route_aliveness(route, net_up);
 			lnet_set_route_aliveness(route, true);
@@ -764,6 +763,14 @@ static void lnet_shuffle_seed(void)
+	/* If avoid_asym_router_failure is enabled and hop count is not
+	 * set to 1 for a route that is actually single-hop, then the
+	 * feature will fail to prevent the router from being selected
+	 * if it is missing a NI on the remote network due to misconfiguration.
+	 */
+	if (avoid_asym_router_failure && hops == LNET_UNDEFINED_HOPS)
+		CWARN("Use hops = 1 for a single-hop route when avoid_asym_router_failure feature is enabled\n");
 	rc = 0;
 	if (!add_route) {

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