ggate trouble

Pawel Jakub Dawidek pjd at
Tue Sep 21 04:18:17 PDT 2004

On Mon, Sep 20, 2004 at 09:44:28PM +0200, Ivan Voras wrote:
+> I have trouble with ggate devices "going bad" after some time. Here are 
+> the simptoms:
+> Creating ggate devices (on client machine) works fine. Using them right 
+> after devices are created (for several hours) works without problems. 
+> BUT, after some idle time (on the scale of 24h), devices just stop 
+> working. They are listed in /dev, "ggatec list" shows them, but any read 
+> requests made to them (e.g. using dd) fail after a few seconds of 
+> "waiting" with "Input/Output error". Nothing is shown in syslog.
+> Ggated demon on the server works fine, and doing "telnet server 3080" on 
+> the client establishes connection (I tried typing some garbage into the 
+> connection, but the server seems to ignore it, and doesn't send any data 
+> back; it DOES log into server syslog that it's confused when I do that 
+> ("ggated: Requested path isn't exported: Unknown error: 0.; ggated: 
+> exiting")).
+> For the record: I'm using gmirror to mirror over a ggate device, and 
+> gmirror correctly detects and processes the read fault, and deactivates 
+> the provider.

Is there anything between those two machines? Maybe some kind of firewall
which remove connections after some idle time?

Pawel Jakub Dawidek             
pjd at                 
FreeBSD committer                         Am I Evil? Yes, I Am!
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