sm, sm.bak, state - Status monitor directories and file structures
/etc/sm, /etc/sm.bak, /etc/state
The directories /etc/sm and /etc/sm.bak are generated by the rpc.statd dae-
mon. Each entry in /etc/sm represents the name of the system to be moni-
tored by the status monitor. Upon its recovery, the status monitor moves
all entries from the /etc/sm directory to the /etc/sm.bak directory and
notifies the corresponding statd of its recovery.
The /etc/state file is generated by the rpc.statd daemon to record its ver-
sion number; that is, the number of times the rpc.statd daemon was invoked.
The version number is incremented each time the system crashes or recovers.
The system sends this state number to status monitors on remote systems
when it notifies them of a crash or recovery.
Commands: rpc.statd(8), rpc.lockd(8)