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Re: [dm-devel] multipath state between user and kernel space



On Fri, 8 Jul 2005 09:15:11 +0200
Christophe Varoqui <christophe varoqui free fr> wrote

> > What about the idea of having device specific display options (and
> > device specific plug-ins to manage these) which while they are
> > multipathing relevant, they are not managed by multipath(8)?
> > Are you trying to stay away from this?
> > 
> > I'm sure our CLARiiON customers would rather see that the multipath
> > display command using terminology which they are familiar with
> > already.
> > 
> I'd rather favor consistency for users changing multipathing 
> hardware, than for users changing OS but keeping the same 
> multipathing hardware.
> 
> I guess in the second case, the users already expects changes.
> 
> Also I suspect multi-vendor SAN users will appreciate the consistency.
> 
> Do you have strong feelings about this plugin idea ?

No.  You bring up a very good point about maintaining consistency for the
management of either a multi-vendor SAN or across different SAN hardware.


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