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  1. Lustre
  2. LU-7501

inconsistencies between "lfs find", "lfs getstripe", "lfs setstripe", "lfs setdirstripe"


    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: Lustre 2.8.0
    • Fix Version/s: Lustre 2.9.0, Lustre 2.11.0
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      There are a number of inconsistencies in the command-line options between lfs find, lfs getstripe, and lfs setstripe/lfs migrate which are confusing and should be fixed, in a compatible manner, but deprecating the old options.

      • lfs find and lfs migrate use -m to for mdt_index, but lfs getstripe uses -M to indicate mdt_index. getstripe should use -m and deprecate -M, since find uses -M for mtime.
      • lfs setstripe uses --ost-list, but lfs find and lfs getstripe uses for --ost, but they are all conceptually the same thing. setstripe should just use --ost for this, and deprecate --ost-list as this option has only been around for a short time.
      • lfs find uses --mdt to search for a specific mdt_index, but lfs getstripe and lfs migrate use --mdt-index. find should add --mdt-index (and --mdt_index for ease of use, but not document it), and getstripe and migrate should add --mdt.

      I'm not sure of a clear winner between --mdt and --mdt-index, since I don't think --mdt is confusing and it parallels --ost for OST selection, and is short and convenient. Having both is not harmful I think.

      The lfs setdirstripe and lfs getdirstripe options should also be expanded to be consistent with those in lfs find and lfs getstripe, namely, add --mdt-count|-c, --mdt-index|-m, --mdt-hash as aliases for the existing --count|-c and --index|-i and --hash-type|-t options. The long -count and -index options should be deprecated with LUSTRE_VERSION_CODE checks as they were for lfs_setstripe().


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                ys Yang Sheng
                adilger Andreas Dilger
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