nbdkit-noparallel-filter - Man Page

nbdkit noparallel filter

Synopsis

 nbdkit --filter=noparallel plugin [serialize=MODE] [plugin-args...]

Description

nbdkit-noparallel-filter is a filter that intentionally disables parallelism in handling requests from clients. It is mainly useful for evaluating timing differences between various levels of parallelism. It can also be used as a way to work around any bugs in a plugin's claimed level of parallel support, without recompiling the plugin, or to ease efforts when connecting with a client that can batch up several requests but is not prepared to handle out-of-order replies.

To limit the number of concurrent clients it's usually better to use nbdkit-limit-filter(1).

Parameters

serialize=requests
serialize=all-requests
serialize=connections

Optional, controls how much serialization the filter will enforce. Mode requests (default) prevents a single client from having more than one in-flight request, but does not prevent parallel requests from a second connection (if the plugin supports that). Mode all-requests is stricter, enforcing that at most one request (regardless of connection) will be active, but does not prevent parallel connections (if the plugin supports that). Mode connections is strictest, where there can be at most one client at a time, and where the server will no longer advertise NBD_FLAG_MULTI_CONN to clients.

Examples

Serve the file disk.img, but disallow out-of-order transaction completion to a given client:

 nbdkit --filter=noparallel file disk.img

Serve the file disk.img, but allowing only one client at a time:

 nbdkit --filter=noparallel file serialize=connections disk.img

Files

$filterdir/nbdkit-noparallel-filter.so

The filter.

Use nbdkit --dump-config to find the location of $filterdir.

Version

nbdkit-noparallel-filter first appeared in nbdkit 1.14.

See Also

nbdkit(1), nbdkit-file-plugin(1), nbdkit-filter(3), nbdkit-fua-filter(1), nbdkit-limit-filter(1), nbdkit-nocache-filter(1), nbdkit-noextents-filter(1), nbdkit-nozero-filter(1).

Authors

Eric Blake

License

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY RED HAT AND CONTRIBUTORS ''AS IS'' AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL RED HAT OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

Referenced By

nbdkit(1), nbdkit-filter(3), nbdkit-fua-filter(1), nbdkit-limit-filter(1), nbdkit-nocache-filter(1), nbdkit-noextents-filter(1), nbdkit-nozero-filter(1), nbdkit-release-notes-1.14(1).

2020-06-29 nbdkit-1.21.13