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Re: [dm-devel] Failing on NIC removal



cc'ing open-iscsi

Scott Moseman <scmoseman gmail com> wrote:
> So I finally got my multipath running through both the NIC and HBA
> interfaces, but I'm not having any luck going through testing to
> verify it's actually failing over between the connections.
> 
> # multipath -l
> mpath0 (30690a018f015191a6472441d1500f057)
> [size=4 GB][features="0"][hwhandler="0"]
> \_ round-robin 0 [active]
>  \_ 3:0:0:0 sdc 8:32 [active][ready]
> \_ round-robin 0 [enabled]
>  \_ 1:0:1:0 sdb 8:16 [active][ready]
> 
> I can unplug the HBA (see below) and the connection to the SAN remains.
> 
> # multipath -l
> mpath0 (30690a018f015191a6472441d1500f057)
> [size=4 GB][features="0"][hwhandler="0"]
> \_ round-robin 0 [active]
>  \_ 3:0:0:0 sdc 8:32 [active][ready]
> \_ round-robin 0 [enabled]
>  \_ 1:0:1:0 sdb 8:16 [failed][faulty]
> 
> But when I unplug the NIC connection, the multipath command hands,
> trying to list files on the SAN partition hangs, and I'm getting these
> messages:
> 
> Nov 19 17:15:13 ems1 kernel: iscsi-sfnet:host3: Connect failed with rc
> -113: No route to host
> Nov 19 17:15:13 ems1 kernel: iscsi-sfnet:host3: establish_session
> failed. Could not connect to target
> Nov 19 17:15:13 ems1 kernel: iscsi-sfnet:host3: Waiting 10 seconds
> before next login attempt
> 
> How to troubleshoot this situation?

The IO is hanging waiting for the connection to be reestablished. 

You may need to set ConnFailTimeout to a non-zero value as indicated in
http://people.redhat.com/mchristi/iscsi/RHEL4/doc/readme

Someone on the open-iscsi list may have a better suggestion.

-andmike
--
Michael Anderson
andmike linux vnet ibm com


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