Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 440454
gnbd_import fails on ppc, cannot get timestamp
Last modified: 2009-04-16 18:51:28 EDT
Description of problem:
When trying to import GNBD devices on a ppc system from another ppc system, I
get the following error:
[root@kent ~]# gnbd_import -i basic
gnbd_import: created gnbd device sdc
gnbd_recvd: ERROR cannot get timestamp : Invalid argument
gnbd_import: ERROR gnbd_recvd failed
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. on nodeA: gnbd_export -c -d /dev/sdc1 -e sdc
2. on nodeB: gnbd_import -i nodeA
The import should work.
The problem is that all of our userspace programs on the ppc64 are 32bit
binaries, and the gnbd kernel module does not handle ioctl32 calls. The
solution is either to build the userspace programs (at least gnbd_recvd) as
64bit binaries, or to make the gnbd kernel module handle ioctl32 calls.
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