[PATCH] ctdb-takeover: Do not call ctdb_announce_vnn_iface() for updateip

Martin Schwenke martin at meltin.net
Wed Aug 9 06:55:42 UTC 2017

[I came across this when auditing code during my (unfinished)
 connection tracking rewrite.]

This causes any tracked connections for the IP address to be lost.

When doing a takeip, the server sends a tickle ACK to the client, the
client responds with a valid ACK and the server's TCP stack responds
with a reset because the connection does not exist.  However, in the
updateip, case the connection *does* exist, so the tickle *does not*
cause the connection to be reset.

ctdb_announce_vnn_iface() clears the list of tracked TCP connections
while sending the tickle ACKs.  So, if there are no reconnects as in
the takeip case, then the list of connections is simply lost.

The "updateip" event in the 10.interface event script already sends
gratuitous ARPs and tickles connections in both directions.  This
ensures that traffic continues after packets may have been dropped
when the script temporarily blocks traffic to the IP address.

All of this means that the call to ctdb_announce_vnn_iface() can just
be deleted.

Please review and maybe push...

peace & happiness,
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