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Re: [dm-devel] [PATCH] Use 'mpatha' for user_friendly_names option



Hi Domenico,

Domenico Viggiani wrote:
Hannes Reinecke wrote:
Normally I don't use this option much; in fact, I discourage everyone on using it :-) I really loath to have external configuration files to get your filesystem up.

In fact, I remember the nasty problem at boot time with bindings file
residing under /var/lib/multipath when this is a filesystem different from
/:
 http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_96_12017.shtm

Which is exactly why I don't like it.
And most users normally won't touch the device names anyway,
so I don't have a problem with /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-XXXXX-partY.
Plus it breaks my brilliant seamless-switch-to-multipath scheme :-)

Hmm. Maybe I should write an NAA/IEEE naming decoder to translate
the hex number into something readable :-)

Cheers,

Hannes
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