Bug 250336

Summary: RFE: add the ability to get a lockdump out of gfs through sysrq
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Cluster Suite Reporter: Josef Bacik <jbacik>
Component: GFS-kernelAssignee: Robert Peterson <rpeterso>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Cluster QE <mspqa-list>
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Version: 4CC: kanderso, rkenna
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patch that implements this functionality. none

Description Josef Bacik 2007-07-31 21:27:38 UTC
As more customers are starting to use GFS in a shared root environment its 
becoming more difficult to troubleshoot gfs hangs, as we cannot run gfs_tool 
lockdump because a GFS hang usually means the entire box is hung and the only 
way to get information is via sysrq.  This patch dumps glock information via 
sysrq.  I've tested this patch on my cluster and doesn't appear to blow 
anything up.

Comment 1 Josef Bacik 2007-07-31 21:27:38 UTC
Created attachment 160362 [details]
patch that implements this functionality.

Comment 3 Robert Peterson 2008-03-25 17:38:50 UTC
While I still feel this would be useful, it requires registering a new
sysrq sequence.  Since the sysrq sequences are designed and implemented
by the upstream community, and gfs1 is not upstream (nor will it ever be)
the decision was made to not implement this fix.  It would be too easy
for upstream to make changes that are not compatible with the fix.
So let's keep it a patch for now.