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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for lamshrink (redhat section 1)

LAMSHRINK(1)					     LAM COMMANDS					 LAMSHRINK(1)

NAME
lamshrink - Shrink a LAM multicomputer.
SYNTAX
lamshrink [-hv] [-w <delay>] [-u <userid>] <node> <hostname>
OPTIONS
-h Print useful information on this command. -v Be verbose. <hostname> Remove the LAM node on this host. <node> Remove the LAM node with this ID. -w <delay> Notify processes on the doomed node and pause for <delay> seconds before proceeding. -u <userid> Use this userid to access the host.
DESCRIPTION
An existing LAM session, initiated by lamboot(1), can be shrunk to include less nodes with lamshrink. One node is removed for each invocation. At a minimum, the node ID and the associated host name is given on the command line. Once lamshrink completes, the node ID is invalid across the remaining nodes. If a different userid is required to access the host, it is specified with the -u option. Existing application processes on the target node can be warned of impending shutdown with the -w option. A LAM signal (SIGFUSE) will be sent to these processes and lamshrink will then pause for the given number of seconds before proceeding with removing the node. By default, SIGFUSE is ignored. A different handler can be installed with ksignal(2). All application processes on all remaining nodes are always informed of the death of a node. This is also done with a signal (SIGSHRINK), which by default causes a process's runtime route cache to be flushed (to re- move any cached information on the dead node). If this signal is re-vectored for the purpose of fault toler- ance, the old handler should be called at the beginning of the new handler. The signal does not, by itself, give the process information on which node has been removed. One technique for getting this information is to query the router for information on all relevant nodes using getroute(2). The dead node will cause this rou- tine to return an error. FAULT TOLERANCE If enabled with lamboot(1), LAM will watch for nodes that fail. The procedure for removing a node that has failed is the same as lamshrink after the warning step. In particular, the SIGSHRINK signal is delivered.
EXAMPLES
lamshrink -v newhost n1 Remove LAM on newhost, known within LAM as node 1. Report about important steps as they are done. lamshrink newhost n30 -w 10 Inform all processes on LAM node 30, which is running on newhost, that the node will be dead in 10 sec- onds. Wait 10 seconds and remove the node. Operate silently.
SEE ALSO
lamboot(1), tkill(1), ksignal(2), getroute(2) LAM 6.5.8 November, 2002 LAMSHRINK(1)


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