RFC: should an incremental reload of exports for mountd be optional?
rmacklem at uoguelph.ca
Mon Jun 3 23:13:39 UTC 2019
Thanks everyone for your comments. I just committed the patch with
the incremental reload of exports always enabled.
If people run into problems, I can add some "backdoor" way to disable
it, as suggested by asomers at .
A restart of the daemon will always do a full reload to work around any
From: Alan Somers <asomers at freebsd.org>
Sent: Monday, June 3, 2019 6:28:51 PM
To: Peter Eriksson
Cc: Rick Macklem; freebsd-fs at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: RFC: should an incremental reload of exports for mountd be optional?
I think that it should be always enabled. If the only reason not to
is a fear of bugs in the new method, then the old method can be
selected by some back-doorish workaround, like an environment
On Mon, Jun 3, 2019 at 4:16 PM Peter Eriksson <pen at lysator.liu.se> wrote:
> My vote goes to:
> Enabled by default (with an option to disable it in case problems pop up).
> - Peter
> > On 31 May 2019, at 23:50, Rick Macklem <rmacklem at uoguelph.ca> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I have created a patch for PR#237860 that improves the time it takes to reload
> > the exports file(s) for an NFS file server from seconds->milliseconds by only doing
> > system calls for the changes to the exports file(s). (Assumes each reload includes
> > changes to only a small fraction of the entries.)
> > I made it a non-default option of "-I", but asomers@ asked why it needed to be
> > optional.
> > Basically, I made it optional because I felt the patch might still be buggy and not
> > handle some case of an exports file change that I missed.
> > However, I can see the argument of making it non-optional (or optional but enabled
> > by default) so that sysadmins don't need to add "-I" to avoid long periods where the
> > nfsd threads are suspended.
> > If it is broken, the deamon would need to be restarted to do a full reload, but that
> > would also be the case if a sysadmin specified the "-I" option.
> > So, the question is... "do you think this should be an option or just always enabled?".
> > Thanks , rick
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