lnet_notify() modifies route aliveness in two ways:
1. By setting lp_alive field of the lnet_peer struct.
2. By setting lr_alive field of the lnet_route struct (via call to lnet_set_route_aliveness())
In both cases, the aliveness value assigned is determined by a call
to lnet_is_peer_ni_alive(), but that value only reflects the aliveness
of a particular peer NI. A gateway may have multiple peer NIs, so the
aliveness of a gateway peer (lp_alive) is not necessarily equivalent
to the aliveness of one of its NIs. Furthermore, the lr_alive field
is only used to determine route aliveness for path selection if
discovery is disabled locally or on the gateway (see
lnet_find_route_locked() and lnet_is_route_alive()).
In general, we should not set lp_alive based on an lnet_notify()
call, and we should only set lr_alive if discovery is disabled. for
lr_alive specifically, we should only set it for those routes that
have the peer NI as a next-hop.
An exception to the above exists when the reset argument to
lnet_notify() is set. The gnilnd uses this flag in its calls to
lnet_notify() because gnilnd receives out-of-band notifications of
node up and down events. Thus, when gnilnd calls lnet_notify() we
actually know whether the gateway peer is up or down and we can set
lp_alive and lr_alive appropriately.