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Re: [dm-devel] scsi_id output & multipath



[adding linux-scsi to cc]

On Tue, Jul 20, 2004 at 06:38:31PM +0200, christophe varoqui free fr wrote:
> Selon Patrick Mansfield <patmans us ibm com>:
> 
> > Christophe -
> >
> > On Tue, Jul 20, 2004 at 02:48:10PM +0200, christophe varoqui free fr wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > the multipath config tool names the devmaps after the uid fetch by scsi_id.
> > > When such uid is a wwid, everything is well. But when this uid is a
> > composite
> > > aggregate of diverse info, like with JBODs or direct attached SCSI disks,
> > the
> > > spaces between uid components are problematic.
> > >
> > > devmap creation should be ok with these spaces, but common usage will be
> > > compromised (ie mount "/dev/SSEAGATE ST336607LC     3JA7LHRB00007441H8FQ"
> > /mnt)
> > >
> > > do you consider packing scsi_id output, or should I do this myself ?
> >
> > Don't pack it, as that could cause problems (unlikely but possible name
> > collisions), just substitute underlines for spaces, either in your
> > multipath program, or better send a patch for scsi_id.
> >
> 
> is this ok with you ?

Yes, but add a new option, -u. Defaulting to the current behaviour (no
underline), so we can get both and are backwards compatible.

> diff -urN scsi_id-0.5/scsi_id.c scsi_id-0.5-dense_id/scsi_id.c
> --- scsi_id-0.5/scsi_id.c       2004-05-25 00:14:32.000000000 +0200
> +++ scsi_id-0.5-dense_id/scsi_id.c      2004-07-20 18:35:49.000000000 +0200
> @@ -573,6 +573,23 @@
>  }
> 
>  /*
> + * format_serial: replace to whitespaces by underscores for calling
> + * programs that use the serial for device naming (multipath, Suse
> + * naming, etc...)
> + */
> +static void format_serial(char *serial)
> +{
> +       char *p = serial;
> +
> +       while (*p != '\0') {
> +               if (isspace(*p))
> +                       *p = '_';
> +               p++;
> +       }
> +       return;
> +}
> +
> +/*
>   * scsi_id: try to get an id, if one is found, printf it to stdout.
>   * returns a value passed to exit() - 0 if printed an id, else 1. This
>   * could be expanded, for example, if we want to report a failure like no
> @@ -703,6 +720,7 @@
>                 retval = 0;
>         }
>         if (!retval) {
> +               format_serial(serial);
>                 if (display_bus_id)
>                         printf("%s: ", scsi_dev->name);
>                 printf("%s", serial);

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