pvfs2-genconfig man page

pvfs2-genconfig — create configuration files for PVFS2 servers

Synopsis

pvfs2-genconfig [ --protocol protocol_name ] [ --port port_number ] [ --ioservers list_of_servers ] [ --metaservers list_of_servers ] [ --logfile pathname ] [ --storage pathname ] [ --quiet ] <global_config_file> <local_config_file>

Description

pvfs2-genconfig helps create the config files used by pvfs2-server(1). Users can pass any number of command line options, in which case pvfs2-genconfig will not prompt and use the value of the options in the generated config file. Without any command line options, it will prompt the user for key information

The global_config_file and local_config_file options warrant a little explanation.   pvfs2-genconfig will create one config file with settings applicable to every server in the system.  It will also create one smaller config file with settings applicable to the individual servers in the system.  Getting the many server-specific config files out to the server nodes is left as an exercise for the reader.

Options

--protocol

The communication method the servers will use.  As of this writing, the only supported options are "gm" (for myrinet networks) and "tcp".  

--port

The port the server will bind to.  This port should be appropriate for the protocol: GM ports must be in the range 0-7, for example.

--ioservers

A comma-delimited list of servers used for datafiles.  This option can be given more than one time.  Each instance will append to the list of servers.

--metaservers

A comma-delimited list of servers used for metadata.  This option can be given more than one time.  Each instance will append to the list of servers.  Note that as of pvfs-0.0.3, more than one metadata server is not supported.

--logfile

Directory in which the server will create its logfile.

--storage

Directory in which the server will create its storage space

--quiet

Generate the config file w/o echoing any output to the screen.

Bugs

Please report all bugs to the pvfs2 bugzilla (http://bugzilla.mcs.anl.gov/pvfs/)

Author

The PVFS2 development team (pvfs2-developers@beowulf-underground.org)

See Also

pvfs2-server(1), pvfs2-ls(1), pvfs2-statfs(1) pvfs2-ping(1) pvfs2-cp(1) pvfs2-genconfig(1)

Referenced By

orangefs.conf(5), pvfs2(1), pvfs2-ls(1), pvfs2-ping(1), pvfs2-server(1), pvfs2-statfs(1), pvfs2tab(5).

SEPTEMBER 2003 PVFS2 Manuals