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Re: Respawn crashed PUFFS filesystems?

On Sun, 12 Feb 2012, Emmanuel Dreyfus wrote:
David Holland <> wrote:

At least one of the things you've forgotten right up front is that if
a filesystem server process tips over, the first thing you need to do
is run fsck... and be prepared to cope with fsck failing.

I was thinking about it in the context of glusterfs, where obviously
you will not need an fsck

Surely most of these 'filesystems' aren't ffs-like (e.g. wikipediafs), so fsck isn't really relevant. A potential use case for respawn would be a cheap fix for netbsd-iscsi-initiator not doing reconnects when the connection to the target is interrupted. However, this wouldn't fix the problem that one tends to netbsd-iscsi-initiator in conjunction with vnd(4) which copes _really_ badly with the backing file going away. Or would the proposed active vnode recycling sort this?


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