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 daemon. Each entry in /etc/sm represents the name of the system to be monitored 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 version 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) delim off