config files and how to have persistent Linux kernel Driver/File System configuration info saved
smfrench at gmail.com
Fri Jun 29 19:53:22 UTC 2018
On Thu, Jun 28, 2018 at 11:44 PM Dave Chinner <david at fromorbit.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 28, 2018 at 06:24:59PM -0500, Steve French wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 28, 2018 at 6:21 PM ronnie sahlberg
> > <ronniesahlberg at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > On Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 8:58 AM, Theodore Y. Ts'o via samba-technical
> > > <samba-technical at lists.samba.org> wrote:
> > > > On Thu, Jun 28, 2018 at 05:37:15PM -0500, Steve French wrote:
> > > >> Ronnie brought up an interesting point about the problems consistently
> > > >> configuring file systems (or any Linux module for that matter) so that
> > > >> reboot doesn't wipe away security or performance tuning changes.
> > > >
> > > > In general it's considered best practice to make the file system
> > > > auto-tune itself as much as possible, because the sad fact is that
> > > > 99.9999% of the customers aren't going to bother to add any tuning
> > > > parameters. So there hasn't been a push to try to create something
> > > > more complex, because it's generally not needed.
> > >
> > > True, but in these cases I think we are more looking at server or
> > > mountpoint specific options than
> > > actual fs tuning.
> > >
> > > For example nfsmount.conf can be used to say "only use NFSv4 when
> > > accessing server abc" etc.
> > > For the case of CIFS I could imagine that an administrator might want
> > > to set "disable smb1 protocol globally"
> > Or perhaps
> > "disable smb1 on " ... various public networks but allow it on
> > private networks
> The way the policy is configured depends on the mechanism used to
> configure the policy. If it's a sysctl or a mount option, then we've
> already got everything we need. If it's something dynamic in sysfs,
> then I think you're on your own.
> FYI, I have been looking at making sysctl be able to work on /sys
> rather than just /proc/sys (I have a 10 line hack to enable it) so
> we could re-use it with custom per-mount ...
> So, really, I'm probably just going roll our own sysfs config file
> mechanism into xfs_spaceman (probably based on the new config file
> parser we have for mkfs.xfs) and hide the mess with a nice, simple
> xfs_admin interface for udev to call. i.e. roll our own :)
Since we don't really have a registry, or equivalent (unless Samba is
probably will have to do something like that for other file systems too :)
Am now thinking that we need an "smb3_admin" (or "cifs_admin") tool,
ala Samba's "net" (especially "net conf setparm <section> <parameter> <value>")
because it makes it possible to configure the ultra-confusing /etc config files
and /proc and /sys config pseudo files more sanely and less error prone.
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