lists.openwall.net   lists  /  announce  owl-users  owl-dev  john-users  john-dev  passwdqc-users  yescrypt  popa3d-users  /  oss-security  kernel-hardening  musl  sabotage  tlsify  passwords  /  crypt-dev  xvendor  /  Bugtraq  Full-Disclosure  linux-kernel  linux-netdev  linux-ext4  linux-hardening  PHC 
Open Source and information security mailing list archives
 
Hash Suite: Windows password security audit tool. GUI, reports in PDF.
[<prev] [next>] [<thread-prev] [thread-next>] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date:	Fri, 1 Jun 2007 14:13:39 +0200
From:	Andi Kleen <andi@...stfloor.org>
To:	Theodore Tso <tytso@....edu>
Cc:	Andi Kleen <andi@...stfloor.org>,
	Kalpak Shah <kalpak@...sterfs.com>,
	linux-ext4 <linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org>,
	Andreas Dilger <adilger@...sterfs.com>
Subject: Re: [RFC][PATCH] Multiple mount protection

> Unfortunately, it's not possible to do what you suggest, since one of
> the whole points of increasing the sequence number every 5 seconds is
> to act as a keep-alive, so another machine trying to access the shared

Clusters usually have other ways to do this, haven't they? 
Typically they have STONITH too. It's probably too simple minded
to just replace a real cluster setup which also handles split 
brain and other conditions. So it's purely against mistakes.

Besides relying on it would seem dangerous because it is not synchronous
and you could do a lot of damage in 5 seconds. 

The rationale of the lazy writing would be that at least in usual
operation super block should be written regularly and with
5 seconds delay just being a not fully reliable heuristic it probably 
doesn't matter if the possible delay is a little longer even. 

-Andi
-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-ext4" in
the body of a message to majordomo@...r.kernel.org
More majordomo info at  http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html

Powered by blists - more mailing lists