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Re: [dm-devel] Please revert a91a2785b20



>>>>> "Mike" == Mike Snitzer <snitzer redhat com> writes:

Mike,

Mike> But I think we have a related issue that needs discussion, given
Mike> that an integrity profile mismatch will cause MD's assemble to
Mike> fail (rather than warn and continue to assemble without integrity
Mike> support).

Mike> DM doesn't fail to load a DM device due to a integrity profile
Mike> mismatch; it just emits a warning and continues.

Mike> In contrast, MD will now disallow adding a normal disk (without
Mike> integrity support) to an array that has historically had a
Mike> symmetric integrity profile across all members.

You would invalidate all your existing integrity metadata, tagging,
etc. on existing metadevice members. That seems to be a policy decision,
so if we go down that path it would have to be keyed off a force
assembly option passed down from userland tooling. Turning off features
and/or losing metadata really should not be done without the user's
explicit consent.

Also, let's assume you run an integrity-aware app on a DM device and you
add a non-integrity drive. The DM device is then no longer capable of
carrying integrity metadata out to storage. What happens to the app?
What about outstanding writes with metadata attached?

Good discussion topic for next week, methinks...

-- 
Martin K. Petersen	Oracle Linux Engineering


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