[Gluster-devel] review request - Change the way client uuid is built

Niels de Vos ndevos at redhat.com
Wed Sep 21 07:52:39 UTC 2016

On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 01:47:34AM -0400, Raghavendra Gowdappa wrote:
> Hi all,
> [1] might have implications across different components in the stack. Your reviews are requested.
> <commit-msg>
> rpc : Change the way client uuid is built
> Problem:
> Today the main users of client uuid are protocol layers, locks, leases.
> Protocolo layers requires each client uuid to be unique, even across
> connects and disconnects. Locks and leases on the server side also use
> the same client uid which changes across graph switches and across
> file migrations. Which makes the graph switch and file migration
> tedious for locks and leases.
> As of today lock migration across graph switch is client driven,
> i.e. when a graph switches, the client reassociates all the locks(which
> were associated with the old graph client uid) with the new graphs
> client uid. This means flood of fops to get and set locks for each fd.
> Also file migration across bricks becomes even more difficult as
> client uuid for the same client, is different on the other brick.
> The exact set of issues exists for leases as well.
> Hence the solution:
> Make the migration of locks and leases during graph switch and migration,
> server driven instead of client driven. This can be achieved by changing
> the format of client uuid.
> Client uuid currently:
> %s(ctx uuid)-%s(protocol client name)-%d(graph id)%s(setvolume count/reconnect count)
> Proposed Client uuid:
> -  CTX_ID: This is will be constant per client.
> -  GRAPH_ID, PID, HOST, PC_NAME(protocol client name), RECON_NO(setvolume count)
> remains the same.
> With this, the first part of the client uuid, CTX_ID+GRAPH_ID remains
> constant across file migration, thus the migration is made easier.
> Locks and leases store only the first part CTX_ID+GRAPH_ID as their
> client identification. This means, when the new graph connects,
> the locks and leases xlator should walk through their database
> to update the client id, to have new GRAPH_ID. Thus the graph switch
> is made server driven and saves a lot of network traffic.

What is the plan to have the CTX_ID+GRAPH_ID shared over multiple gfapi
applications? This would be important for NFS-Ganesha failover where one
NFS-Ganesha process is stopped, and the NFS-Clients (by virtual-ip) move
to an other NFS-Ganesha server.

Will there be a way to set CTX_ID(+GRAPH_ID?) through libgfapi? That
would allow us to add a configuration option to NFS-Ganesha and have the
whole NFS-Ganesha cluster use the same locking/leases.


> Change-Id: Ia81d57a9693207cd325d7b26aee4593fcbd6482c
> BUG: 1369028
> Signed-off-by: Poornima G <pgurusid at redhat.com>
> Signed-off-by: Susant Palai <spalai at redhat.com>
> </commit-msg>
> [1] http://review.gluster.org/#/c/13901/10/
> regards,
> Raghavendra
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