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[dm-devel] 2tb-limit in dm-multipath?



Hello,

I run a setup with 2 SAN-boxes attached to a server using the multipath-tools
version 0.4.7 and kernel 2.6.17 (the qlogic-drivers do not compile against
2.6.18 ff.).

I had no problems setting this up (despite some udev-trouble due to an older
dmsetup). But when I try to access volumes > 2tb I get something like

[root backup]/var/log> fsck /dev/san/estor02lun0p1 
fsck 1.37 (21-Mar-2005)
e2fsck 1.37 (21-Mar-2005)
The filesystem size (according to the superblock) is 1202399223 blocks
The physical size of the device is 128657399 blocks
Either the superblock or the partition table is likely to be corrupt!

Without multipath the device is accessible and fsck'ble. I suspect a 32bit-wrap
because of

[root backup]~> bc
bc 1.06
Copyright 1991-1994, 1997, 1998, 2000 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
For details type `warranty'. 
# 4k blocks to volume size
1202399223 * 4
4809596892
# wrap
4809596892 - (2^32)
514629596
# back to blocks
514629596 / 4
# qed...
128657399

My device map for this device is
[root backup]/~> multipath -l 3600d0230000000000083591ea0567c00
3600d0230000000000083591ea0567c00dm-5 IFT,A24F-R2224-1
[size=4.5T][features=0][hwhandler=0]
\_ round-robin 0 [prio=0][active]
 \_ 3:0:1:0 sdp 8:240 [active][undef]

(I don't have actually a multipath for this device, but I'd like to have...)

Any idea which part of the multipath puzzle is the 32bit bottleneck?

Regards,
Eckebrecht

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