Commit 1200bdc9 authored by Leigh B. Stoller's avatar Leigh B. Stoller

Cleanup and remove stuff thats been done.

parent 32458d68
[This file is not kept entirely up to date.]
CDROM changes (dhcp, signing).
*** Major:
* Dynamic reconfiguration of experiments (add and subtract nodes).
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- Reboot or not reboot everything. In flat case, not rebooting would be
easy, although I contend its essentially the same.
* Break up emulab.
* Swapout and state saving.
* Break up emulab into smaller components (for example, split of
account and group stuff so its independent.
* Fix the entire nalloc/nfree/reloading mechansism and the state
control stuff for it that is scattered around nfree, tmcd, stated,
and the reload daemon needs a complete overhaul. Many races, many
oppotunities to fail. Mac is thinking about this.
* DB optimization, as per Daves email of Sun, 19 May 2002 10:35:54.
Good one for Mac, who is good at this DB stuff! Also check cache
sizes in the mysql config file.
Related: Transient lost connections to DB. Requires find the last of
the queries that do not go through the common interface, and putting
in retry code.
LBS: Thu May 23 - Added some of Dave's suggestion from his email.
* Event system startup cost. Abhijeet reported that after ISUP, it
could take a very long time for events to start. This is because it
takes a really long time to process the event stream in event-sched
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the simulation (which we would have to convert into something, not
sure what).
* Move flest to another machine?
Related: Change flest to ignore certain tables, like idle stats to
reduce DB churning. Could do it as a table of table names.
Related; ability to specify swap/terminate times for regular
experiments so that users can avoid getting in trouble for idle
* Jail setup on wide area nodes. LBS: send email to Dave about using
tunnels and our discussion the other day.
* Continuing work on jails for both local and remote nodes.
* Need to default the OS id version (4.3, 7.1) if we are going to
delay reloading, or else people can get old versions of the OS
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calls, but provide a way to get all the data at once and save on a
dozen connections per boot.
LBS: local nodes using tmcc-nossl since we get security via the
switch. Wideare nodes *do* use ssl.
* Complete event system overhaul (per-exp elvind, secure elvind,
per-node elvind, distribution of event lists to nodes).
Cannot multicast events to multiple agents at a time.
* Get the program agent working on ron nodes. This is related (and
dependent) on securing the event system.
dependent) on securing the event system since we do not want anyone
to be able to send ab event to the program agent from some random node!
* Deal with two ends of a remote link being allocated to the same ron
node! Need to catch the situation for now (and error), but
eventually make sure it does not happen since setting up a tunnel
from a node to itself sound rather silly.
* Fix Dummynet crashes as reported Parveen.
* Dummynet validation. Error rates from Table 2 in the paper.
* Switch to ipsec AH tunnels for remote nodes. Faster than user mode
ip in UDP.
* Investigate other types of tunnels for wideare nodes. Perhaps ipsec
AH tunnels.
* Fix mountd-invalidating-current-mounts problem.
* Fix the DHCP/TFTP bootstrap path: we talked about how to work around
the BIOS DHCP failing, but I also had a couple of cases of corrupt
MFSes while trying to do disk loads enmasse.
* Swapping support.
* Automated swapping (with disk saving) support so that we can swap
out experiments and save per-node images for people. Requires a lot
of disk space.
*** Medium:
* CDROM changes:
1) Add DHCP support to
3) Add per host certificates.
* Switch rpm/tar file to non-nfs solution. Perhaps a ftpd like daemon
which does some of the same checks that tmcd does. Or maybe a tmcd
variant that does nothing but serve up files according. Maybe it
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* Clean up osid/imageid mess.
* Add a web page to recreate an image from a node and an existing
image descriptor. Need to add a "kill runnin frisbee" function to
create_image though (well, need this in general cause I always get
bit by it). Might need some locking too (experiment should be locked
* Need to add a "kill runnin frisbee" function so that creating new
images does get frisbee messed up.
* Front end support for changing delay/bw/plr asymmetrically in
events. Currently, we can do queue params, but the basic delay, bw,
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lans are not directly controllable at the link level anywhere in the
system. delay_config chokes on lans at the moment for this reason.
* Fix up staticroutes to use lan nodes. Actually, I did most of this,
but there was some question that Mike needed to answer about it.
* Change pipe specification on links so that its more clear. We
currently use pipe0,pipe1 in some places, and the actual pipe
numbers other places (the numbers reported by experiment setup).
This makes it confusing to control pipes via the event system.
Perhaps have the front end generate the pipe numbers so that
everyone agrees on them (frontend, backend, tevc, delayagent,
* Web page to control delay nodes (well, links). Would go nicely with
Chads new vis tool that shows you the link characteristics.
* Support images with more than once slice (but not the entire disk).
At present, people can make use of the 4th slice, but cannot save it
with an image, unless they create an entire disk image, and we do
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operation, like Mike did for slice 4. This is to prevent problems
with people messing up the MBR.
* Dave requested that we get rid of . from the verification key
when it falls at the end so as not to be confused with period.
* Daily experiment stats report sent by email. To include such things
#expts-created success/fail #PCs Avg#PCs/expt?
#expts-terminated "" "" ""
#swapped-in "" "" ""
#swapped-out "" "" ""
See Jays message to tbops of Fri, 19 Apr 2002.
* Web interface to "preload" experiment. Sorta like a syntax check
that saves the virt state so it can be visualized, and later swapped
in. Or perhaps this is an experiment create option.
LBS: I added this, but its still an admin option.
* Change hardwired degree 4 for vrons->rons to more flexible DB
management. Related would be dynamic creation of virtual nodes
instead of hardwired entries in the nodes table, but thats a lot of
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result of assign_wrapper. Most users have no idea why an experiment
LBS: Rob and Chad have done some of this.
* Add some kind of host table support to RON nodes so that programs
can figure out IPs. This is going to be a pain.
* Support for protocols other than IP. Mike reported some issues
related to this in email of Fri, 17 May 2002 10:05:41.
* Look at ganglia ( and other cluster
management tools to see of we can leverage something from them,
especially for widearea nodes.
LBS: I did this. See message to tbops.
* Add frontend syntax to control (widearea) solver weights. delay,
bandwidth, plr.
LBS: I did this, but Jay wants normalized numbers
* Setup the other RON nodes at MIT.
* Find/Fix mysterious capture deaths.
* Web option to become another user (su). Might be possible after I
clean up the auth stuff in the web page.
* Bring in a bug tracking system we can use from the web interface.
Need someone to look around for this. I hate GNATS!
Rob mentioned RT ( Eric mentioned
Bugzilla and Jitterbug
* CDROM installation of nodes.
* Retry/reliability to tmcd from ron nodes.
LBS: I have been working on this.
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*** Minor:
* When I syntax check an ns file, and it fails, it would be handy to have a
one-click way to check the same file again. (My Tcl isn't so good.)
* Change logs for group experiments from /proj/<project>/logs/' to
* Clean up ISADMIN() and ISADMININISTRATOR() calls in php pages.
* Allow users to set default group and default shell via web page and
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Can't we check the validity of these paths during the parse phase
and fail a lot sooner?
* Frisbee work. Mike/Rob reported that Frisbee "rocks" up to about
50-60 nodes, and then goes south in a hurry. I reported a couple of
optimizations in email that we could apply.
* Add support for ssh protocol 2 rsa/dsa keys. Requires minor changes
to mkacct, and the three web pages that parse the keys.
* Move log files into experiment directory so that we can retain them
for debugging. Right now the go to /tmp and get deleted when done.
Could also add a web link to view the most recent log file. Related
to current "view in real time" option.
* Link on web pages to pop up an ssh to a node. Perhaps do this by
usurping the telnet client.
* Macrofy (remove hardwired) Utah Network Testbed string throughout
the system (perl and php).
* Macrofy the signature of the email (currently "Testbed Ops").
* FAQ entry for lilo:
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Not a big deal, but requires someone who knows lilo to verify and to
test it.
* Change perl daemons to clean the environment so that email does not
come from the person who ran it with sul!
* Fix "no networks link warning" to deal with remote node links.
* DB consistency checker; to run at night and as part of flest.
* Documentation page reorg. Need some reference material.
* Fix tbcmd test that broke comparing loss rate of 0.000 expected to
0.013 obtained.
* node_reboot doesn't check if nodes exist before trying to ssh reboot
and IPOD them.
* I'm sitting here looking at the "details" page for an experiment and
no where obvious on this page does it show the name of the
experiment. If I scroll all the way down to experiment details,
there it is. How about putting it over the vis image or making it
part of the vis image? Somewhere right at the top.
* Copyright notices before we give code.
Pat has a script.
* Save off ntp.drift problem.
* event system. skew and delay. unix domain socket to local proxy.
* When you're only a part of one project, could that project be the default
value for the "choose a project" dropdown in "begin an experiment"?
* Add cleanup error handling (send email) in tb scripts.
* Sort osids in newimage pages.
* For example, boot up complains about no rc.route script.
* allow user to specify OSIDs for their delay nodes. Not entirely sure
how, since delays are chosen late in the game, but at the moment its
difficuly for people to customize delay nodes.
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