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Re: [dm-devel] Losing paths



FWIW, I have the same issue under an HP EVA8000.  I'm not really certain if directio is a solution as I have only seen the tur checker being used with an EVA.
 
Daniel
 
 
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Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2008 16:55:27 +0200
From: Hannes Reinecke <hare suse de>
Subject: Re: [dm-devel] Losing paths
To: device-mapper development <dm-devel redhat com>
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Hi John,
 
Romanowski, John (OFT) wrote:
> Hi,
> We had similar problem last year using sles9 and SVC 4.2.0.2,  as you describe: adding/deleting a LUN causes
> brief path failures for the host's remaining, unaffected LUNs.
>
> We were using tur checker and it turned out that while adding/deleting a LUN (and some other admin tasks)
> the SVC does not respond well to test-unit-ready tur requests; but it responds perfectly well to normal read
> commands. I opened IBM PMR 43118 on that if you want to ask the SVC folks about it. 
>
> Workaround for us was to use readsector0 instead of  tur as multipath path checker.

> Recent post here (see July 8, 2008)  said multipath-tools is deprecating readsector0, and to use directio as
> path checker, but directio was said to be much slower than tur, implying tur was better replacement than
> directio for readsector0.
>
Only for those cases where no actual read-access is necessary.
 
> Not sure what deprecating readsector0 means for us SVC users. 
>
It means you should be using directio there.
 
Thanks for the information, I'll see to have it included in SLES10.
 
Cheers,
 
Hannes
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