Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 131142
unable to select which interface to bind to from lock_gulmd
Last modified: 2010-01-11 21:57:31 EST
Description of problem:
There is no capability in lock_gulmd to select the ethernet intrerface
to bind to. The code is as follows:
/* cute tricks to set the default name and IP. */
/* lookup my ip from my full name. */
if( get_ip_for_name(myName, &myIP) != 0 )
die(ExitGulm_InitFailed, "Failed to find IP for my name (%s)\n",
A workaround exists to trick out lock_gulmd to bind to another
interface (although this is quite ugly). The workaround is to switch
the hostname of the node before starting lock_gulmd, and then revert
back to the original hostname after lock_gulmd has started. This will
require that you have already named the host in nodes.ccs and
/etc/hosts and/or dns. Workaround:
2. hostname $new_name
4. hostname $saved_name
Users expect to be able to use any interface on their system, not just
whatever resolves to gethostname().
Users in the field are using the workaround. (I know because I told
them how to do it ;) It would be nice to provide a more robust and
lessy kludgy way of doing this.
Created attachment 103190 [details]
adds ability to specif ip/hostname or interface to bind to
patch looks pretty good. except that the getipbyiface() function
should probably be in the utils_ip.c file.
question, did you try putting the ips that are on the second interface
into the servers line instead of names?
nevermind. that won't work because gulm resloved back the name, which
may not match when connecting to a server (which takes the name and
resolves it to an ip to check, and that may not resolve to the
ok, this feels a bit off.
Its kinda a hack on a very old tight binding in gulm.
one name == one ip == one machine. Now this isn't true in many
setups, esspcially those with multiple network devices. They
typically have many ips, and this is what confuses gulm.
I need to think about this some more, but I think the first step in
the correct solution for this is to remove the ip from that above
have code in cvs head.
Adds an optional "usedev" key to a node in the nodes.ccs:nodes.
Value of this key is a named device from the ip_interfaces section.
If usedev is present, gulm will use the IP from that device in the
ip_interfaces section. Otherwise it will grab th IP from libresolv (like
wizzy = "126.96.36.199"
usedev = "wizzy"
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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