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Re: [dm-devel] How to config dm-multipath to change a path only if it fails



On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 10:24 PM, Chandra Seetharaman
<sekharan us ibm com> wrote:
> Hi Flavio,

Hi Chandra ;)

>
> Since you are using LSI's (I think it is not IBM's :) rdac driver, which
> do provide multipathing functionality (as you see only one device per
> lun) why do you want to use dm-multipath ?

I'm using dm-multipath to group LUN's at different storages. But, IBM
DS4700 ERM just allows (really makes sense) read-write operations on
the primary storage device, so this is why I need to different prio
for paths.

>
> >From your explanation it looks like you want to use mirroring on top of
> the multipathed storage (but you are trying to use multipath) ?! correct
> me if I am wrong.

Yes, exactly is. But the LSI RDAC driver is doing the one multipath
channel (channel-A) for the the read-write LUN's (all r/w LUN's are in
the same primary storage and have the same scsi_id) and another
multipath channel (channel-B) for all read-only LUN's (all r/o LUN's
are in the same *secundary* storage and have the same scsi_id).

So, I've 2 devices that says to be the "same" by ERM, but one as
primary=rw and another as secundary=ro, to reach primary i've
channel-A and reach secundary i've channel-B.

What I'm doing is: Grouping channel-A + channel-B into a single mpath
device, and it is working as expected (i dont know if someone that
really know about it would consider me a freak-crazy man, but it
works).

>
> Following are based on my understanding as explained above :)
>
> BTW, dm-multipath will change the path group only when all the paths in
> a path group fails. And, as soon as a path in the higher priority path
> group comes back up (path checker returns success), dm-multipath will
> start sending I/Os on that path.
>
> Looks like changing the "secondary=read-only" to primary=read-write is
> not getting reflected in your prio callout functionality.
>

Here you figure out my problem with annoying log messages :). So I'd
understand i need to change prio when changing storage
primary/secundary role. :)


> Since your path checker (tur) returns success for the path with higher
> priority, mutipathd daemon reinstates that path, and since the path
> priority of that group is higher than the other one, it is made the
> active one, and  i/os are sent on that path, which fails and that leads
> to failing the path... but.... (goto the start of this paragraph :)
>
Ouch! ... I almost go into a infinity loop here ;).


Well, you point my problem, now i'll think someway to calculate prio
(inside that really restrict namespace) dynamically when changing the
path.

Really thanks, you make things a bit clear for me :).

And if you (or anyone else) understand my scenario and knows it is not
a good approach, please let me know before start production.

Thanks all.

--

Flávio do Carmo Júnior aka waKKu

>
> On Fri, 2009-04-24 at 20:47 -0300, Flavio Junior wrote:
>> Hi folks, good evening.
>>
>> My idea is set dm-multipath to only change from a path if it fails.
>> How can I do that?
>>
>> Setup is something as:
>>
>> - 2x DS4700 IBM Storages
>> - 4x Fiber Switches (2 for each storage)
>> - 4x Path to each LUN (2 controllers x 2 switches) - But it shows to
>> me as a single device, because I'm using IBM rdac driver too.
>>
>> Now, I've a primary storage as read-write AND a secundary mirrored
>> (bit by bit synchronous) as read-only. Of course, the LUN id's at each
>> storage are different so comes my first "hack" using getuid_callout to
>> group paths, and prio_callout to set priority higher for primary
>> storage and lower for secundary one.
>>
>> Everything is working like a charm, configured as:
>>
>> Link: http://pastebin.com/f4de2f7ca
>>
>> # multipath.conf
>> defaults {
>>         user_friendly_names     yes
>>         path_grouping_policy    failover
>>         path_checker            tur
>>         hardware_handler        "rdac"
>> #       getuid_callout          "/sbin/scsi_id -g -u -s /block/%n"
>>         getuid_callout          "/etc/multipath/get_lun_path.sh %n"
>> #       prio_callout            /bin/true
>>         prio_callout            "/bin/bash
>> /etc/multipath/get_lun_path.sh %n prio"
>>         failback                8
>> }
>>
>> devices {
>>         device {
>>                 vendor       "dummy"
>>                 product      "dummy"
>>                 prio_callout "/sbin/scsi_id"
>>         }
>> }
>>
>> [root pinky ~]# cat /etc/multipath/get_lun_path.sh
>> #!/bin/bash
>>
>> DEVICE="$(/sbin/scsi_id -g -u -s /block/$1)"
>> SCSI_ID_TABLE="/etc/multipath/scsi_id_multipath"
>>
>> if [ $# -lt 1 ]; then
>>         exit 1
>> fi
>>
>> if [ "$2" == "prio" ]; then
>>         while read SCSI_ID WWID PRIO; do [ "$SCSI_ID" == "${DEVICE}" ]
>> && echo $PRIO; done < $SCSI_ID_TABLE
>>         exit 0
>> else
>>         while read SCSI_ID WWID PRIO; do [ "$SCSI_ID" == "${DEVICE}" ]
>> && echo $WWID; done < $SCSI_ID_TABLE
>>         exit 0
>> fi
>>
>> [root pinky ~]# cat /etc/multipath/scsi_id_multipath
>> 3600a0b800048834e0000150149dcc594       HomeMaildir1            2
>> 3600a0b80004884c4000016e649dcc5a5       HomeMaildir2            2
>> 3600a0b80004884c4000016e449dcc534       WebPages                2
>> 3600a0b800048834e000014ff49dcc51b       MailQuorumDisk          2
>> 3600a0b800048834e0000172c49e76cbb       FileSystemDLM           2
>> 3600a0b80004885b40000b78f49dcd7f8       MailQuorumDisk          1
>> 3600a0b80004885b40000b79149dcd817       HomeMaildir1            1
>> 3600a0b80004885a00000c13349dcd9e5       HomeMaildir2            1
>> 3600a0b80004885b40000baa149ec46b5       FileSystemDLM           1
>> 3600a0b80004885a00000c13149dcd9c3       WebPages                1
>>
>> [root pinky ~]# multipath -ll
>> fs_dlm0 (FileSystemDLM) dm-8 IBM,VirtualDisk
>> [size=300M][features=0][hwhandler=0][rw]
>> \_ round-robin 0 [prio=2][active]
>>  \_ 3:0:0:4 sdf 8:80  [active][ready]
>> \_ round-robin 0 [prio=1][enabled]
>>  \_ 3:0:1:3 sdj 8:144 [active][ready]
>> homemaildir1 (HomeMaildir2) dm-5 IBM,VirtualDisk
>> [size=25G][features=0][hwhandler=0][rw]
>> \_ round-robin 0 [prio=2][active]
>>  \_ 3:0:0:1 sdc 8:32  [active][ready]
>> \_ round-robin 0 [prio=1][enabled]
>>  \_ 3:0:1:2 sdi 8:128 [active][ready]
>> webpages0 (WebPages) dm-6 IBM,VirtualDisk
>> [size=4.0G][features=0][hwhandler=0][rw]
>> \_ round-robin 0 [prio=2][active]
>>  \_ 3:0:0:2 sdd 8:48  [active][ready]
>> \_ round-robin 0 [prio=1][enabled]
>>  \_ 3:0:1:4 sdk 8:160 [active][ready]
>> homemaildir0 (HomeMaildir1) dm-4 IBM,VirtualDisk
>> [size=25G][features=0][hwhandler=0][rw]
>> \_ round-robin 0 [prio=2][active]
>>  \_ 3:0:0:0 sdb 8:16  [active][ready]
>> \_ round-robin 0 [prio=1][enabled]
>>  \_ 3:0:1:1 sdh 8:112 [active][ready]
>> qdisk0 (MailQuorumDisk) dm-7 IBM,VirtualDisk
>> [size=200M][features=0][hwhandler=0][rw]
>> \_ round-robin 0 [prio=2][active]
>>  \_ 3:0:0:3 sde 8:64  [active][ready]
>> \_ round-robin 0 [prio=1][enabled]
>>  \_ 3:0:1:0 sdg 8:96  [active][ready]
>>
>> #####
>>
>> The problem comes when my higher priority path goes down (it happens
>> if I change secundary=read-only storage role to primary=read-write),
>> so dm-multipath fail to secundary path but it keeps trying to change
>> back for my "primary" path, and fill /var/log/messages with it (is at
>> last of above post link):
>>
>> Apr 24 20:26:52 cerebro multipathd: homemaildir0: switch to path group #2
>> Apr 24 20:26:53 cerebro kernel: 91
>> [RAIDarray.mpp]IBM_DS4700_SITE1:1:0:0 Unrecognized SK - 7
>> Apr 24 20:26:53 cerebro kernel: 492
>> [RAIDarray.mpp]IBM_DS4700_SITE1:1:0:0 IO FAILURE. vcmnd SN 20095 pdev
>> H1:C0:T1:L0 0x07/0x27/0x00 0x08000002 mpp_status:1
>> Apr 24 20:26:53 cerebro kernel: sd 3:0:1:0: SCSI error: return code = 0x08000002
>> Apr 24 20:26:53 cerebro kernel: sdg: Current: sense key: Data Protect
>> Apr 24 20:26:53 cerebro kernel:     Add. Sense: Write protected
>> Apr 24 20:26:53 cerebro kernel:
>> Apr 24 20:26:53 cerebro kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev sdg, sector 1289
>> Apr 24 20:26:53 cerebro kernel: device-mapper: multipath: Failing path 8:96.
>> Apr 24 20:26:53 cerebro multipathd: dm-5: add map (uevent)
>> Apr 24 20:26:53 cerebro multipathd: dm-5: devmap already registered
>> Apr 24 20:26:58 cerebro multipathd: 8:96: mark as failed
>> Apr 24 20:26:58 cerebro multipathd: homemaildir0: remaining active paths: 1
>> Apr 24 20:26:58 cerebro multipathd: sdg: tur checker reports path is up
>> Apr 24 20:26:58 cerebro multipathd: 8:96: reinstated
>> Apr 24 20:26:58 cerebro multipathd: homemaildir0: remaining active paths: 2
>> Apr 24 20:26:58 cerebro multipathd: dm-5: add map (uevent)
>> Apr 24 20:26:58 cerebro multipathd: dm-5: devmap already registered
>> Apr 24 20:27:06 cerebro multipathd: homemaildir0: switch to path group #2
>> Apr 24 20:27:07 cerebro kernel: 91
>> [RAIDarray.mpp]IBM_DS4700_SITE1:1:0:0 Unrecognized SK - 7
>> Apr 24 20:27:07 cerebro kernel: 492
>> [RAIDarray.mpp]IBM_DS4700_SITE1:1:0:0 IO FAILURE. vcmnd SN 20212 pdev
>> H1:C0:T1:L0 0x07/0x27/0x00 0x08000002 mpp_status:1
>> Apr 24 20:27:07 cerebro kernel: sd 3:0:1:0: SCSI error: return code = 0x08000002
>> Apr 24 20:27:07 cerebro kernel: sdg: Current: sense key: Data Protect
>> Apr 24 20:27:07 cerebro kernel:     Add. Sense: Write protected
>> Apr 24 20:27:07 cerebro kernel:
>> Apr 24 20:27:07 cerebro kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev sdg, sector 1289
>> Apr 24 20:27:07 cerebro kernel: device-mapper: multipath: Failing path 8:96.
>> Apr 24 20:27:07 cerebro multipathd: dm-5: add map (uevent)
>> Apr 24 20:27:07 cerebro multipathd: dm-5: devmap already registered
>> Apr 24 20:27:07 cerebro multipathd: 8:96: mark as failed
>> Apr 24 20:27:07 cerebro multipathd: homemaildir0: remaining active paths: 1
>> Apr 24 20:27:12 cerebro multipathd: sdg: tur checker reports path is up
>> Apr 24 20:27:12 cerebro multipathd: 8:96: reinstated
>> Apr 24 20:27:12 cerebro multipathd: homemaildir0: remaining active paths: 2
>> Apr 24 20:27:12 cerebro multipathd: dm-5: add map (uevent)
>> Apr 24 20:27:12 cerebro multipathd: dm-5: devmap already registered
>> Apr 24 20:27:20 cerebro multipathd: homemaildir0: switch to path group #2
>> Apr 24 20:27:21 cerebro kernel: 91
>> [RAIDarray.mpp]IBM_DS4700_SITE1:1:0:0 Unrecognized SK - 7
>> Apr 24 20:27:21 cerebro kernel: 492
>> [RAIDarray.mpp]IBM_DS4700_SITE1:1:0:0 IO FAILURE. vcmnd SN 20305 pdev
>> H1:C0:T1:L0 0x07/0x27/0x00 0x08000002 mpp_status:1
>> Apr 24 20:27:21 cerebro kernel: sd 3:0:1:0: SCSI error: return code = 0x08000002
>> Apr 24 20:27:21 cerebro kernel: sdg: Current: sense key: Data Protect
>> Apr 24 20:27:21 cerebro kernel:     Add. Sense: Write protected
>> Apr 24 20:27:21 cerebro kernel:
>> Apr 24 20:27:21 cerebro kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev sdg, sector 1289
>> Apr 24 20:27:21 cerebro kernel: device-mapper: multipath: Failing path 8:96.
>> Apr 24 20:27:21 cerebro multipathd: dm-5: add map (uevent)
>> Apr 24 20:27:21 cerebro multipathd: dm-5: devmap already registered
>> Apr 24 20:27:21 cerebro multipathd: 8:96: mark as failed
>> Apr 24 20:27:21 cerebro multipathd: homemaildir0: remaining active paths: 1
>> Apr 24 20:27:26 cerebro multipathd: sdg: tur checker reports path is up
>> Apr 24 20:27:26 cerebro multipathd: 8:96: reinstated
>> Apr 24 20:27:26 cerebro multipathd: homemaildir0: remaining active paths: 2
>> Apr 24 20:27:26 cerebro multipathd: dm-5: add map (uevent)
>> Apr 24 20:27:26 cerebro multipathd: dm-5: devmap already registered
>> Apr 24 20:27:34 cerebro multipathd: homemaildir0: switch to path group #2
>> Apr 24 20:27:35 cerebro kernel: 91
>> [RAIDarray.mpp]IBM_DS4700_SITE1:1:0:0 Unrecognized SK - 7
>> Apr 24 20:27:35 cerebro kernel: 492
>> [RAIDarray.mpp]IBM_DS4700_SITE1:1:0:0 IO FAILURE. vcmnd SN 20419 pdev
>> H1:C0:T1:L0 0x07/0x27/0x00 0x08000002 mpp_status:1
>> Apr 24 20:27:35 cerebro kernel: sd 3:0:1:0: SCSI error: return code = 0x08000002
>> Apr 24 20:27:35 cerebro kernel: sdg: Current: sense key: Data Protect
>> Apr 24 20:27:35 cerebro kernel:     Add. Sense: Write protected
>> Apr 24 20:27:35 cerebro kernel:
>> Apr 24 20:27:35 cerebro kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev sdg, sector 1289
>> Apr 24 20:27:35 cerebro kernel: device-mapper: multipath: Failing path 8:96.
>> Apr 24 20:27:35 cerebro multipathd: dm-5: add map (uevent)
>> Apr 24 20:27:35 cerebro multipathd: dm-5: devmap already registered
>> Apr 24 20:27:35 cerebro multipathd: 8:96: mark as failed
>> Apr 24 20:27:35 cerebro multipathd: homemaildir0: remaining active paths: 1
>> Apr 24 20:27:40 cerebro multipathd: sdg: tur checker reports path is up
>> Apr 24 20:27:40 cerebro multipathd: 8:96: reinstated
>> Apr 24 20:27:40 cerebro multipathd: homemaildir0: remaining active paths: 2
>> Apr 24 20:27:40 cerebro multipathd: dm-5: add map (uevent)
>> Apr 24 20:27:40 cerebro multipathd: dm-5: devmap already registered
>> #############
>>
>>
>> My idea is set dm-multipath to only change from a path if it fails.
>> How can I do that?
>>
>> Any comments, doubts or suggest for this config would be appreciated
>> as i'm new to all this hardware/setup.
>>
>> Thanks in advance.
>>
>> --
>>
>> Flávio do Carmo Júnior aka waKKu
>>
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