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[dm-devel] [PATCH 15/21] [multipath] Add multipath.conf.5 manpage



We finally have a manpage for multipath.conf.

Signed-off-by: Hannes Reinecke <hare suse de>
---
 Makefile.inc               |    1 +
 multipath/Makefile         |    3 +
 multipath/multipath.conf.5 |  384 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 3 files changed, 388 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Makefile.inc b/Makefile.inc
index 4a705aa..71970ef 100644
--- a/Makefile.inc
+++ b/Makefile.inc
@@ -26,6 +26,7 @@ bindir      = $(exec_prefix)/sbin
 checkersdir = $(TOPDIR)/libcheckers
 multipathdir = $(TOPDIR)/libmultipath
 mandir      = $(prefix)/usr/share/man/man8
+man5dir     = $(prefix)/usr/share/man/man5
 rcdir	    = $(prefix)/etc/init.d
 
 GZIP        = /bin/gzip -9 -c
diff --git a/multipath/Makefile b/multipath/Makefile
index 646dfc2..2afa6ad 100644
--- a/multipath/Makefile
+++ b/multipath/Makefile
@@ -44,11 +44,14 @@ install:
 	install -m 644 multipath.rules $(DESTDIR)/etc/udev/rules.d/
 	install -d $(DESTDIR)$(mandir)
 	install -m 644 $(EXEC).8.gz $(DESTDIR)$(mandir)
+	install -d $(DESTDIR)$(man5dir)
+	install -m 644 $(EXEC).conf.5.gz $(DESTDIR)$(man5dir)
 
 uninstall:
 	rm $(DESTDIR)/etc/udev/rules.d/multipath.rules
 	rm $(DESTDIR)$(bindir)/$(EXEC)
 	rm $(DESTDIR)$(mandir)/$(EXEC).8.gz
+	rm $(DESTDIR)$(man5dir)/$(EXEC).conf.5.gz
 
 clean:
 	rm -f core *.o $(EXEC) *.gz
diff --git a/multipath/multipath.conf.5 b/multipath/multipath.conf.5
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..1c1c0db
--- /dev/null
+++ b/multipath/multipath.conf.5
@@ -0,0 +1,384 @@
+.TH MULTIPATH.CONF 5 "30 November 2006"
+.SH NAME
+multipath.conf \- multipath daemon configuration file
+.SH DESCRIPTION
+.B "multipath.conf"
+is the configuration file for the multipath daemon. It is used to
+overwrite the built-in configuration table of \fBmultipathd\fP.
+Any line whose first non-white-space character is a '#' is considered
+a comment line. Empty lines are ignored.
+.SH SYNTAX
+The configuration file contains entries of the form:
+.RS
+.nf
+.ft B
+.sp
+<section> {
+.RS
+.ft B
+<attribute> <value>
+.I "..."
+.ft B
+<subsection> {
+.RS
+.ft B
+<attribute> <value>
+.I "..."
+.RE
+}
+.RE
+}
+.ft R
+.fi
+.RE
+.LP
+Each \fIsection\fP contains one or more attributes or subsections. The
+recognized keywords for attributes or subsections depend on the
+section in which they occor.
+.LP
+The following \fIsection\fP keywords are recognized:
+.TP 17
+.B defaults
+This section defines default values for attributes which are used
+whenever no specific setting is given.
+.TP
+.B blacklist
+This section defines which devices should be excluded from the
+multipath topology discovery.
+.TP
+.B blacklist_exceptions
+This section defines which devices should be included in the
+multipath topology discovery, despite being listed in the
+.I blacklist
+section.
+.TP
+.B multipaths
+This section defines the multipath topologies. They are indexed by a
+\fIWorld Wide Identifier\fR(wwid), which is the result of the
+\fIgetuid_callout\fR program.
+.TP
+.B devices
+This section defines the device-specific settings.
+.RE
+.LP
+.SH "defaults section"
+The
+.B defaults
+section recognizes the following keywords:
+.TP 17
+.B polling_interval
+interval between two path checks in seconds; default is
+.I 5
+.TP
+.B udev_dir
+directory where udev creates its device nodes; default is
+.I /dev
+.TP
+.B selector
+The default path selector algorithm to use; they are offered by the
+kernel multipath target. The only currently implemented is
+.I "round-robin 0"
+.TP
+.B path_grouping_policy
+The default path grouping policy to apply to unspecified
+multipaths. Possible values are
+.RS
+.TP 12
+.B failover
+1 path per priority group
+.TP
+.B multibus
+all paths in 1 priority group
+.TP
+.B group_by_serial
+1 priority group per serial number
+.TP
+.B group_by_prio
+1 priority group per priority value. Priorities are determined by
+callout programs specified as a global, per-controller or
+per-multipath option in the configuration file.
+.TP
+.B group_by_node_name
+1 priority group per target node name. Target node names are fetched
+in /sys/class/fc_transport/target*/node_name.
+.TP
+Default value is \fImultibus\fR.
+.RE
+.TP
+.B getuid_callout
+The default program and args to callout to obtain a unique path
+identifier. Should be specified with an absolute path. Default value
+is
+.I /sbin/scsi_id -g -u -s
+.TP
+.B prio_callout
+The default program and args to callout to obtain a path priority
+value. The specified program will be executed and should return a
+numeric value specifying the relative priority of this path. Higher
+number have a higher priority. A '%n' in the command line will be expanded
+to the device name, a '%b' will be expanded to the device number in
+.I major:minor
+format.
+.I "none"
+is a valid value. Currently the following path priority programs are
+implemented:
+.RS
+.TP 12
+.B mpath_prio_emc /dev/%n
+Generate the path priority for EMC arrays
+.TP
+.B mpath_prio_alua /dev/%n
+Generate the path priority based on the SCSI-3 ALUA settings.
+.TP
+.B mpath_prio_netapp /dev/%n
+Generate the path priority for NetApp arrays.
+.TP
+.B mpath_prio_tpc /dev/%n
+Generate the path priority for LSI/Engenio RDAC controller.
+.TP
+.B mpath_prio_hp_sw /dev/%n
+Generate the path priority for Compaq/HP controller in
+active/standby mode.
+.TP
+.B mpath_prio_hds_modular %b
+Generate the path priority for Hitachi HDS Modular storage arrays.
+.TP
+Default value is \fBnone\fR.
+.RE
+.TP
+.B features
+Specify any device-mapper features to be used. The most common of
+these features is
+.I "1 queue_if_no_path" 
+Note that this can also be set via the
+.I no_path_retry
+keyword.
+.TP
+.B path_checker
+The default method used to determine the paths' state. Possible values
+are
+.RS
+.TP 12
+.B readsector0
+Read the first sector of the device
+.TP
+.B tur
+Issue a
+.I TEST UNIT READY
+command to the device.
+.TP
+.B emc_clariion
+Query the EMC Clariion specific EVPD page 0xC0 to determine the path
+state.
+.TP
+.B hp_sw
+Check the path state for HP storage arrays with Active/Standby firmware.
+.TP
+.B rdac
+Check the path state for LSI/Engenio RDAC storage controller.
+.TP
+.B directio
+Read the first sector with direct I/O.
+.TP
+Default value is \fIreadsector0\fR.
+.RE
+.TP
+.B failback
+Tell the daemon to manage path group failback, or not to. 0 or
+.I immediate
+means immediate failback, values >0 means deferred failback (in
+seconds).
+.I manual
+means no failback. Default value is
+.I manual
+.TP
+.B  rr_min_io
+The number of IO to route to a path before switching to the next in
+the same path group. Default is
+.I 1000
+.TP
+.B rr_weight
+If set to \fIpriorities\fR the multipath configurator will assign
+path weights as "path prio * rr_min_io". Possible values are
+.I priorities
+or
+.I uniform
+. Default is
+.I uniform
+.TP
+.B no_path_retry
+Specify the number of retries until disable queueing, or
+.I fail
+for immediate failure (no queueing),
+.I queue
+for never stop queueing. Default is 0.
+.TP
+.B user_friendly_names
+If set to 
+.I yes
+, using the bindings file
+.I /var/lib/multipath/bindings
+to assign a persistent and unique alias to the multipath, in the form of mpath<n>.
+If set to 
+.I no
+use the WWID as the alias. In either case this be will
+be overriden by any specific aliases in the \fImultipaths\fR section.
+Default is
+.I no
+.
+.SH "blacklist section"
+The
+.I blacklist
+section is used to exclude specific device from inclusion in the
+multipath topology. It is most commonly used to exclude local disks or
+LUNs for the array controller.
+.LP
+The following keywords are recognized:
+.TP 17
+.B wwid
+The \fIWorld Wide Identification\fR of a device.
+.TP
+.B devnode
+Regular expression of the device nodes to be excluded.
+.TP
+.B device
+Subsection for the device description. This subsection recognizes the
+.I vendor
+and
+.I product
+keywords. For a full description of these keywords please see the
+.I devices
+section description.
+.SH "blacklist_exceptions section"
+The
+.I blacklist_exceptions
+section is used to revert the actions of the
+.I blacklist
+section, ie to include specific device in the
+multipath topology. This allows to selectively include devices which
+would normally be excluded via the
+.I blacklist
+section.
+.LP
+The following keywords are recognized:
+.TP 17
+.B wwid
+The \fIWorld Wide Identification\fR of a device.
+.TP
+.B devnode
+Regular expression of the device nodes to be excluded.
+.TP
+.B device
+Subsection for the device description. This subsection recognizes the
+.I vendor
+and
+.I product
+keywords. For a full description of these keywords please see the
+.I devices
+section description.
+.SH "multipaths section"
+The only recognized attribute for the
+.B multipaths
+section is the
+.I multipath
+subsection.
+.LP
+The
+.B multipath
+subsection recognizes the following attributes:
+.TP 17
+.B wwid
+Index of the container. Mandatory for this subsection.
+.TP
+.B alias
+(Optional) symbolic name for the multipath map.
+.LP
+The following attributes are optional; if not set the default values
+are taken from the
+.I defaults
+section:
+.sp 1
+.PD .1v
+.RS
+.TP 18
+.B path_grouping_policy
+.TP
+.B path_checker
+.TP
+.B path_selector
+.TP
+.B failback
+.TP
+.B no_path_retry
+.TP
+.B rr_min_io
+.RE
+.PD
+.LP
+.SH "devices section"
+The only recognized attribute for the
+.B devices
+section is the
+.I device
+subsection.
+.LP
+The
+.I device
+subsection recognizes the following attributes:
+.TP 17
+.B vendor
+(Mandatory) Vendor identifier
+.TP
+.B product
+(Mandatory) Product identifier
+.TP
+.B product_blacklist
+Product strings to blacklist for this vendor
+.TP
+.B hardware_handler
+(Optional) The hardware handler to use for this device type.
+The following hardware handler are implemented:
+.RS
+.TP 12
+.B 1 emc
+Hardware handler for EMC storage arrays.
+.RE
+.LP
+The following attributes are optional; if not set the default values
+are taken from the
+.I defaults
+section:
+.sp 1
+.PD .1v
+.RS
+.TP 18
+.B path_grouping_policy
+.TP
+.B getuid_callout
+.TP
+.B path_selector
+.TP
+.B path_checker
+.TP
+.B features
+.TP
+.B prio_callout
+.TP
+.B failback
+.TP
+.B rr_weight
+.TP
+.B no_path_retry
+.TP
+.B rr_min_io
+.RE
+.PD
+.LP
+.SH "SEE ALSO"
+.BR udev (8),
+.BR dmsetup (8)
+.BR multipath (8)
+.BR multipathd (8)
+.SH AUTHORS
+.B multipath
+was developed by Christophe Varoqui, <christophe varoqui free fr> and others.
-- 
1.4.3.4


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