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Re: [dm-devel] FW: How to avoid lots of read ios to passive paths of active-pass ive storage devices?



What if we claim exclusively these passive paths from multipathd ?

Regards,

On ven, 2005-09-02 at 10:25 -0400, goggin, edward wrote:
> Reposting since it didn't get much response initially and the issue came up
> again
> in yesterday's multipath conference call.
> 
> > ______________________________________________ 
> > From: 	goggin, edward  
> > Sent:	Friday, July 08, 2005 12:21 AM
> > To:	'dm-devel redhat com'
> > Subject:	How to avoid lots of read ios to passive paths of
> > active-passive storage devices?
> > 
> > How sould device scanning utilities like blkid, pvscan,
> > vgscan, and lvscan (others?) be made to avoid issuing
> > a significant number of read ios to passive paths of
> > active-passive storage devices?
> > 
> > Possibly they could be changed to use device specific
> > command interfaces like SCSI pass through ioctls to
> > read the native device paths in order to avoid sending
> > lots of ios down the passive paths to active-passive
> > storage devices?
> > 
> > This way they could parse the sense key, ASC, and ASCQ
> > returned via the SG_IO interface, see values like
> > "Not Ready, Manual Intervention Required" and avoid
> > sending subsequent reads to the same path.
> > 
> > Or should they be changed to scan the multipath devices
> > if they exist instead of the path specific devices?
> > 
> > While this isn't an issue now, it could become one later
> > when/if linux hosts are configured with hundreds/thousands
> > of passive paths.
> > 
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