Description of problem:
Long ago, we decided we needed to implement a function in GFS2
to replace the missing gfs2_tool lockdump. We used bug #228540
to make the necessary changes to the gfs2 kernel code. It makes
the glock information available to userland through the debugfs.
At that time, I implemented a userland patch to gfs2_tool that
used the new debugfs feature. See comment #10 of bug 228540:
There was a comment in bugzilla stating that we should do the
userland portion of the fix, but apparently it was never done.
I thought I shipped the userland portion, but apparently not;
the code isn't there. This is so that users don't have to mess
around with debugfs; gfs2_tool will do it for you.
The patch mentioned above isn't complete because the design of
228540 changed slightly. The glock information in debugfs is now
one subdirectory level deeper I think. Still, it should be a
cakewalk (< 1 hour) to implement, test and commit given the above
patch. Well, maybe we should also make sure it has safeguards in
case debugfs isn't compiled into the kernel (which it always is in
RHEL, but not guaranteed in upstream) so call it 2 hours.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
gfs2_tool: lockdump not implemented
It should make use of the debugfs information.
Created attachment 249781 [details]
Patch to implement gfs2_tool lockdump
I found several minor problems with the previously mentioned patch.
This version fixes all that up. I've tested it thoroughly on roth-01.
Requesting ack flags so we can get this into RHEL5.2.
Patch is in-hand and well tested.
Today the users can do the gfs2 glock dump simply by catting the
appropriate file in debugfs. However, from past implementations, they
are used to doing "gfs_tool lockdump". Therefore this implements that
feature which simply finds and dumps the file for them. That makes
RHEL5 more user-friendly from their perspective.
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Fix tested on roth-01 and committed to CVS at HEAD and RHEL5 branches
for inclusion in RHEL5.2. Changing status to modified.
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