On 03/06/2014 16:41, "Andrew McNab" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>On 3 Jun 2014, at 16:33, Chris Brew <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> For what it©ös worth we have multiple argus servers all mounting their
>> gridmapdir from NFS and as far as I am aware no-one has ever has an
>> with the other boxes creating entries. I also believe that CERN are
>> like that.
>Yes, Maarten Litmaath wrote a description of their set up recently.
>(It¡¯s astounding to me that the NFS-shared gridmapdir idea is still in
>use after 13 years. Given that it was a quick hack written at 1am in an
>Amsterdam hotel room after the first EDG conference
Don¡¯t get me started, the argus server seems hugely complicated for what
it does (hmmm, that sounds familiar) yet it still falls back to a bunch of
hard links on a shared file system. I nearly gave up and bought a chicken
farm when I realised I was seriously setting up linux HA + DRDB to put the
gridmapdir on to get rid of a single point of failure.