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SubjectRe: [PATCH] dlm: prompt the user SCTP is experimental
On Thu, Mar 22, 2018 at 10:27:56PM -0600, Gang He wrote:
> Hello David,
>
> Do you agree to add this prompt to the user?
> Since sometimes customers attempted to setup SCTP protocol with two rings,
> but they could not get the expected result, then it maybe bring some concerns to the customer for DLM qualities.

I don't think the kernel message is a good way to communicate this to users.
Dave


> > As you know, DLM module can use TCP or SCTP protocols to
> > communicate among the cluster.
> > But, according to our testing, SCTP protocol is still considered
> > experimental, since not all aspects are working correctly and
> > it is not full tested.
> > e.g. SCTP connection channel switch needs about 5mins hang in case
> > one connection(ring) is broken.
> > Then, I suggest to add a kernel print, which prompts the user SCTP
> > protocol for DLM should be considered experimental, it is not
> > recommended in production environment.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Gang He <ghe@suse.com>
> > ---
> > fs/dlm/lowcomms.c | 1 +
> > 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)
> >
> > diff --git a/fs/dlm/lowcomms.c b/fs/dlm/lowcomms.c
> > index cff79ea..18fd85d 100644
> > --- a/fs/dlm/lowcomms.c
> > +++ b/fs/dlm/lowcomms.c
> > @@ -1307,6 +1307,7 @@ static int sctp_listen_for_all(void)
> > return -ENOMEM;
> >
> > log_print("Using SCTP for communications");
> > + log_print("SCTP protocol is experimental, use at your own risk");
> >
> > result = sock_create_kern(&init_net, dlm_local_addr[0]->ss_family,
> > SOCK_STREAM, IPPROTO_SCTP, &sock);
> > --
> > 1.8.5.6

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