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Re: [dm-devel] what is the current utility in testing active pat hs from multipathd?

Feature added in 0.4.5-pre2 : now multipathd checkers proactively
fail_path upon up -> down transitions.

It won't appear on ftp before tomorrow, as I suddenly lost my dev shell
at osdl because of a server move (planned, /me stupid)

This enhancement request wasn't ignored, just pushed after the "great
stabilization" (which is now I guess)


On jeu, 2005-04-28 at 15:45 -0400, goggin, edward wrote:
> On Wed, 27 Apr 2005 12:27:32 -0400, "goggin, edward" wrote:
> > Although I know it sounds a bit radical and counter intuitive,
> > but I'm not sure of the utility gained in the current multipathing
> > implementation by multipathd periodically testing paths which
> > are known to be in an active state in the multipath target driver.
> > Possibly someone can convince me otherwise.
> ... (added to save space)
> > Furthermore, while the checkloop function reacts immediately
> > to a multipathd state transition of failed to active, the code
> > appears little interested (other than updating the multipathd
> > path state to failed) in the case where the multipathd path
> > state changes from active to failed.
> >From the content and volume of the negative feedback to my proposal,
> it is clear to me that I did a horrible job presenting my point.  It
> seems that no one paid any attention to the second paragraph above
> nor to the fact that multipathd has NEVER (as far back as 01-04-2005
> anyway) failed path state in the kernel when one of its path tests
> failed.  I've pushed for this in the past several times on dm-devel,
> as far back as February.  I stopped pushing when the idea was
> rejected/ignored!
> My email yesterday was simply questioning why even test active paths
> if we do nothing with the result of the test.
> I was not saying that we shouldn't test active paths.  Clearly, this
> is a good thing to do and the current code is only a first pass
> implementation of what could be done.
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