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Re: [dm-devel] [PATCH multipath-tools-0.4.7.rhel5.13 1/1] multipathd excessive path checker logging



On Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 03:50:57PM -0500, Benjamin Marzinski wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 01:50:51PM -0400, Charlie Brady wrote:
> >
> > multipathd logs a path checker message whenever state changes. But it also 
> > logs every non-changed message when verbosity is >=4 and newstate is 
> > PATH_UP or PATH_GHOST, and every non-changed message when verbosity is >= 2 
> > and newstate is PATH_DOWN.
> >
> > I believe that the message should only be logged, once, when state changes.
> 
> I disagree.  If you look at the stuff that gets logged when verbosity >=
> 4, you'll see that it's a whole bunch of stuff that normal users would
> never care about, but may be useful for debugging.  This clearly fits.
> 
> I also think that having a path down is something that shouldn't just
> blip by once in the logs.  It's something that often requires the
> sysadmin to intervene. I could see limitting it to, say, only happen
> on every tenth pass through the checker loop, so that these messages
> don't clog up the logs so bad. But since there is the option to set the
> verbosity to 1 to avoid this, I think that printing the path down
> messages repeatedly is useful.

Hmm.. What if you have 100 LUNs with four paths, meaning you get 400
messages saying: "Down! Down! Pants on fire!"


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