config-gfsd is a utility to set up a file sppol node of Gfarm file
system. The server program for a file spool node is named gfsd.
config-gfsd is required to be run with the root privilege, unless you
use the file system for private purpose such as development, evaluation or
test of Gfarm.
config-gfsd assumes that the configuration file
%%SYSCONFDIR%%/gfarm2.conf (or %%SYSCONFDIR%%/gfsd.conf in case of the
private-mode) exists on the host. Please copy the file from the metadata
server, if missing.
It performs the following processes, in that order:
1.Crerate a spool directory.
2.Update the Gfarm configuration file
%%SYSCONFDIR%%/gfarm2.conf or %%SYSCONFDIR%%/gfsd.conf.
3.Create a script (or a configuration file) to
On most systems, config-gfsd puts a start/stop script
gfsd (or gfsd-ADDRESS in case of the private mode) onto either
/etc/init.d or /etc/rc.d/init.d, according to the operating system.
On Linux with systemd such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 or later,
config-gfsd puts the unit configuration file gfsd.service (or
gfsd-ADDRESS.service in case of the private mode) onto /etc/systemd/system,
and then executes systemctl enable gfsd.service (or systemctl
enable gfsd-ADDRESS.service respectively).
4.In case of the private mode, config-gfsd
registers the host as a file spool node to the metadata server, by executing
command. In the non-private mode, it shows how to register
the host as a file spool node to the metadata server, like this:
Please ask admin_user to register your host by the following command:
/usr/bin/gfhost -c -a x86_64-centos7.0-linux -p 600 -n 2 ext540
5.In case of the private mode, config-gfsd
. In the non-private mode, it shows how to start gfsd
After that, start gfsd by the following command as a root:
systemctl start gfsd.service
6. Puts the script unconfig-gfsd.sh on
%%SYSCONFDIR%%. The script does unconfiguration of gfsd. It stops
gfsd and removes all files created by config-gfsd including
Before set up a file spool node using config-gfsd, it is
recommended to execute config-gfsd -t. With -t option, the
sets up is not performed. Instead, it shows values of all configurable
$ config-gfsd -t
hostname [-h]: host1.example.org
listen address [-l]: (all local IP addresses)
architecture [-a]: x86_64-centos6.5-linux
port [-p]: 600
ncpu [-n]: 8
spool directory : /var/gfarm-spool
rc script : /etc/init.d/gfsd
gfarm client conf file : /etc/gfarm2.conf
gfsd pid file : /var/run/gfsd.pid
The option name surrounded by [ ] means that you can specify a
value with that option.
Configure some paths related to gfsd
Specifically, the followings are affected.
•The spool directory of gfsd. That is
•The directory to put a PID file of gfsd.
That is PREFIX/var/run.
•The directory of configuration files. That is
•The directory of start/stop script for
gfsd. That is PREFIX/etc/init.d or PREFIX/rc.d/init.d/etc which is
depending on operating systems.
•If systemd is running on the host, there is a
special exception. When an empty prefix is given by --prefix option on
such host, config-gfsd doesn't put a unit configuration file for
systemd. Instead, it puts traditional start/stop script at
•The unconfiguration script
unconfig-gfsd.sh. That is PREFIX/etc/unconfig-gfsd.sh.
The default is "" (empty).
Specify architecture of the host. config-gfsd
gives this value to gfhost -c as an argument of -a option.
config-gfsd guesses the architecture, and use it by default.
Specify a TCP port number the configured gfsd
listens on. The default is 10600 if the private mode, 600 otherwise.
Specify a hostname of the host. config-gfsd gives
this value to gfhost -c as an non-option argument. The default is the
fully qualified domainname of the host on DNS.
Specify a listen address of gfsd
. By default, it
listens on all local IP addresses. If this option is specified, also the
following changes occur:
•The name of start/stop script is changed from
gfsd to gfsd-ADDRESS, when config-gfsd creates the script.
•The name of unit configuration file for systemd
is changed from gfsd.service to gfsd-ADDRESS.service, when config-gfsd
creates the file.
•The spool directory is changed from
PREFIX/var/gfarm-spool to PREFIX/var/gfarm-spool-ADDRESS, where PREFIX is a
prefix given by --prefix option.
Specify the number of CPUs of the host.
config-gfsd gives this value to gfhost -c as an argument of
-n option. config-gfsd guesses the number of CPUs, and use it by
Show usage, then exit.
Enable the private mode. config-gfsd
sets up the
Gfarm file system which can be run without root privilege. Specifically,
changes the configuration procedures as follows:
•The default listen port of gfsd
(corresponding with -p option) is changed from 600 to 10600.
•It updates the configuration file
%%SYSCONFDIR%%/gfsd.conf, instead of %%SYSCONFDIR%%/gfarm2.conf.
•It registers the file spool node by executing
•It starts gfsd, unless -N option is
-S option never changes locations of a start/stop script
and a configuration file. Since the default locations of those files are
usually writable only for privilege users, config-gfsd fails to
create them. To avoid this problem, also specify --prefix option.
Do not start gfsd.
Force overwriting an existing set up.
Show values of all configurable parameters in human
readable format, then exit immediately.
Like '-t', but it shows values in KEY=VALUE format.
configuration file for Gfarm clients
configuration file for gfsd (used only in the
start/stop script for gfsd
unit configuration file for gfsd, read by