[Gluster-devel] GlusterFS 1.3.0-pre2.3: glusterfs command option: --server

Gerry Reno greno at verizon.net
Thu Apr 5 23:19:18 UTC 2007

Brent A Nelson wrote:
> glusterfsd knows where the client spec file is and will feed it to a 
> requesting client if you have a line like the following in your server 
> section:
> option client-volume-filename /etc/glusterfs/glusterfs-client.vol
> Thanks,
> Brent
> On Thu, 5 Apr 2007, Gerry Reno wrote:
>> Anand Babu Periasamy wrote:
>>> Gerry Reno writes:
>>>> Is this a bug with the client command option: --server ? Or is
>>>> something else expected as an argument?
>>>> glusterfs -l /var/log/glusterfs.log -L DEBUG --spec-file
>>>> /usr/local/etc/glusterfs/test-client.vol --server=
>>>> --port=6996 /mnt/glusterfs0/ #THIS COMMAND DOES NOT WORK
>>>> glusterfs -l /var/log/glusterfs.log -L DEBUG --spec-file
>>>> /usr/local/etc/glusterfs/test-client.vol --port=6996
>>>> /mnt/glusterfs0/ #THIS COMMAND DOES WORK (run from
>>> Hi Gerry,
>>> --server option overrides --spec-file to fetch the spec file from the
>>> server instead. Also --port requires --server.
>>> I fixed it to behave as you expected. Now glusterfs client will error
>>> out with an appropriate message for the following cases:
>>> * if you combine --spec-file and --server
>>> * if you pass --port and not --server
>>> Thanks for reporting. Fix is in GNU TLA archive.
>> I'm not sure I understand this. If --server is to override --spec-file,
>> then how does it know where to find the specfile without the --spec-file
>> argument? I mean I could put the specfile anywhere.
>> My original concern was that the combination of --server and --port did
>> not work at least not if the specified server was the same as the server
>> from which you ran the command.
>> In random fiddling with the arguments I was able to find that when I
>> left out the --server then the command would work which seemed a 
>> little odd.
>> Gerry

Thanks Brent. That makes sense. So then the combination of server and 
port just directs communication to the desired glusterfsd process.


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