Re: [Nbd] nbd-server only active if an interface is active in Linux
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org, Santiago Villafuerte <san.link@...1649...>
- Subject: Re: [Nbd] nbd-server only active if an interface is active in Linux
- From: Wouter Verhelst <w@...112...>
- Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:55:13 +0200
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Op dinsdag 22 juli 2014 11:52:52 schreef Santiago Villafuerte:
> Hello Wouter
> I tested the workaround with the 3.8 version. I can tell if the 3.8 is
> actually running on the system by typing:
> ./nbd-server -help
> I created a config file whenever the USB drive has to be shared via NBD:
> cat /tmp/nbd.conf
> oldstyle = true
> exportname = /dev/sdb1
> port = 9000
> readonly = true
Ah, yes, but the workaround is that you *shouldn't* use oldstyle ;-)
(in other words, remove the 'oldstyle=true' and 'port=9000' lines;
clients would then need to connect with "nbd-client -N usb <server>" in
> The nbd-server throws this warnings when it's run...
> ./nbd-server -C /tmp/nbd.conf
> ** (process:353): WARNING **: A port was specified, but oldstyle exports
> were not requested. This may not do what you expect.
> ** (process:353): WARNING **: Please read 'man 5 nbd-server' and search for
> oldstyle for more info
This message is fixed in git HEAD.
> After that, nothing happens. The netstat command shows nothing on the 9000
> The same issue is present on the 2.9.23 version..
> Only after setting an interface up is when the config file is actually
> You mentioned on your last email you had an idea on how to fix that issue
> (you were working on tap0 all the time). Could you please share a hint on
> how to solve it so that I can work on that?
I believe the issue is that the getaddrinfo() call that nbd-server does
to figure out where to listen may fail when trying to do so while no
network connectivity is present. It would mean I need to fiddle with
the hints.ai_flags setting on line 2386 in nbd-server (git HEAD).
For some reason it does seem to work when for newstyle negotiation. The
only obvious difference there is that newstyle negotiation *doesn't*
have AI_NUMERICSERV set, but that doesn't make any sense.
I would need to find some time to debug this, but during my latest
session on the train today I didn't find what the problem was.
It *might* work if you specify a listen address. Haven't tested that
> At the moment I made a workaround that whenever an interface is up, I
> relaunch the nbd-server and it stays alive. However, it's a dirty patch
> which I would like to solve with the nbd-server binary itself.
Yeah, that makes sense.
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