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Re: [linux-lvm] multipath works; lvm on multipath does not



Malahal,

I took a look inside the initrd to see what it might be doing to
contribute to this.  What I see is the following:

./etc/udev/rules.d/85-lvm2.rules
./etc/udev/rules.d/95-multipath.rules

Looks like a vgscan is being done inside the initrd (without an lvm.conf
file) before multipath is setup.  Could that be the cause?

-Brian



Brian Elliott Finley wrote:
> Malahal,
> 
> Good call.  It changed.
> 
> So I'm wondering why does it not re-associate with a vgscan?  And why is
> it associated thusly in the first place?
> 
> root zimbra-mb1:~# vgchange -an mb1_t1
>   0 logical volume(s) in volume group "mb1_t1" now active
> root zimbra-mb1:~# vgchange -ay mb1_t1
>   6 logical volume(s) in volume group "mb1_t1" now active
> root zimbra-mb1:~# dmsetup table | egrep '^mb1_t1'
> mb1_t1-redo: 0 314572800 striped 4 128 254:6 99615104 254:9 99615104
> 254:22 99615104 254:23 99615104
> mb1_t1-bin: 0 41943040 striped 4 128 254:6 384 254:9 384 254:22 384
> 254:23 384
> mb1_t1-store: 0 419430400 striped 4 128 254:6 178258304 254:9 178258304
> 254:22 178258304 254:23 178258304
> mb1_t1-db: 0 104857600 striped 4 128 254:6 20971904 254:9 20971904
> 254:22 20971904 254:23 20971904
> mb1_t1-log: 0 41943040 striped 4 128 254:6 10486144 254:9 10486144
> 254:22 10486144 254:23 10486144
> mb1_t1-index: 0 209715200 striped 4 128 254:6 47186304 254:9 47186304
> 254:22 47186304 254:23 47186304
> 
> -Brian
> 
> 
> malahal us ibm com wrote:
>> Brain, 
>>
>> Your 'dmsetup table' output didn't seem to correspond to this 'lvs'
>> command output. Your 'dmsetup table' command has this entry:
>>
>> mb1_t1-bin: 0 41943040 striped 4 128 8:0 384 8:16 384 8:32 384 8:48 384
>>
>> That clearly says your 'mb1_t1/bin' volume is triped across devices with
>> major:minor numbers as 8:0, 8:16, 8:32, 8:48. The major number 8
>> normally belongs to sd driver that controls single paths. Your 'lvs ..."
>> output shows that it should be stripped across
>> zimbra-mb1-t1-v1_fujitsu1-lun55 and others.
>>
>> Your "pvs" showed multipath PV names in your first email. I believe,
>> something changed when you posted your "dmsetup ls" and "dmsetup table"
>> commands.
>>
>> --Malahal.
>> PS: Does your 'dmsetup table' now show the same output as before?
>>
>>
>> Brian Elliott Finley [finley anl gov] wrote:
>>> Malahal,
>>>
>>> Here is the output from the command you suggested (I'm sure I'll be
>>> using that one again -- quite handy):
>>>
>>> root zimbra-mb1:~# lvs -o lv_name,vg_name,devices
>>>   LV         VG         Devices
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>   bin        mb1_t1
>>> /dev/mapper/zimbra-mb1-t1-v1_fujitsu1-lun55(0),/dev/mapper/zimbra-mb1-t1-v2_fujitsu1-lun56(0),/dev/mapper/zimbra-mb1-t1-v3_fujitsu1-lun57(0),/dev/mapper/zimbra-mb1-t1-v4_fujitsu1-lun58(0)
>>>
>>>   db         mb1_t1
>>> /dev/mapper/zimbra-mb1-t1-v1_fujitsu1-lun55(2560),/dev/mapper/zimbra-mb1-t1-v2_fujitsu1-lun56(2560),/dev/mapper/zimbra-mb1-t1-v3_fujitsu1-lun57(2560),/dev/mapper/zimbra-mb1-t1-v4_fujitsu1-lun58(2560)
>>>
>>>   index      mb1_t1
>>> /dev/mapper/zimbra-mb1-t1-v1_fujitsu1-lun55(5760),/dev/mapper/zimbra-mb1-t1-v2_fujitsu1-lun56(5760),/dev/mapper/zimbra-mb1-t1-v3_fujitsu1-lun57(5760),/dev/mapper/zimbra-mb1-t1-v4_fujitsu1-lun58(5760)
>>>
>>>   log        mb1_t1
>>> /dev/mapper/zimbra-mb1-t1-v1_fujitsu1-lun55(1280),/dev/mapper/zimbra-mb1-t1-v2_fujitsu1-lun56(1280),/dev/mapper/zimbra-mb1-t1-v3_fujitsu1-lun57(1280),/dev/mapper/zimbra-mb1-t1-v4_fujitsu1-lun58(1280)
>>>
>>>   redo       mb1_t1
>>> /dev/mapper/zimbra-mb1-t1-v1_fujitsu1-lun55(12160),/dev/mapper/zimbra-mb1-t1-v2_fujitsu1-lun56(12160),/dev/mapper/zimbra-mb1-t1-v3_fujitsu1-lun57(12160),/dev/mapper/zimbra-mb1-t1-v4_fujitsu1-lun58(12160)
>>>   store      mb1_t1
>>> /dev/mapper/zimbra-mb1-t1-v1_fujitsu1-lun55(21760),/dev/mapper/zimbra-mb1-t1-v2_fujitsu1-lun56(21760),/dev/mapper/zimbra-mb1-t1-v3_fujitsu1-lun57(21760),/dev/mapper/zimbra-mb1-t1-v4_fujitsu1-lun58(21760)
>>>   hsm_store1 mb1_t2     /dev/mapper/zimbra-mb1-t2-v1_fujitsu1-lun63(0)
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>   hsm_store2 mb1_t2     /dev/mapper/zimbra-mb1-t2-v2_fujitsu1-lun64(0)
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>   hsm_store2 mb1_t2     /dev/mapper/zimbra-mb1-t2-v5_fujitsu1-lun67(0)
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>   hsm_store3 mb1_t2
>>> /dev/mapper/zimbra-mb1-t2-v5_fujitsu1-lun67(3001)
>>>
>>>
>>>   hsm_store3 mb1_t2     /dev/mapper/zimbra-mb1-t2-v6_fujitsu1-lun68(0)
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>   home       zimbra-mb1 /dev/md1(832)
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>   root       zimbra-mb1 /dev/md1(512)
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>   swap       zimbra-mb1 /dev/md1(416)
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>   tmp        zimbra-mb1 /dev/md1(1152)
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>   var        zimbra-mb1 /dev/md1(1472)
>>>
>>>
>>> -Brian
>>>
>>>
>>> malahal us ibm com wrote:
>>>> Try running "lvs -o lv_name,vg_name,devices". It will list your logical
>>>> volumes and their backing devices. I also found that your stripes are on
>>>> single path devices as Chandra found.
>>>>
>>>> Maybe a problem with your filter???
>>>>
>>>> --Malahal.
>>>>
>>>> Chandra Seetharaman [sekharan us ibm com] wrote:
>>>>> Hi Brian,
>>>>>
>>>>> which of these are your LVM volumes ?
>>>>>
>>>>> Perusal of "dmsetup table" shows you do not have your LVM volumes on top
>>>>> of multipath devices. (I an elaborate on it once I get your answer for
>>>>> the question above)
>>>>>
>>>>> chandra
>>>>> On Wed, 2009-07-15 at 17:22 -0500, Brian E. Finley wrote:
>>>>>> Chandra,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> root zimbra-mb1:~# dmsetup ls
>>>>>> mb1_t1-redo     (254, 4)
>>>>>> zimbra-mb1-t2-v6_fujitsu1-lun68 (254, 29)
>>>>>> zimbra--mb1-home        (254, 19)
>>>>>> zimbra-mb1-t2-v5_fujitsu1-lun67 (254, 24)
>>>>>> mb1_t1-bin      (254, 0)
>>>>>> zimbra-mb1-t2-v4_fujitsu1-lun66 (254, 6)
>>>>>> zimbra--mb1-var (254, 21)
>>>>>> mb1_t2-hsm_store3       (254, 12)
>>>>>> zimbra-mb1-t2-v3_fujitsu1-lun65 (254, 28)
>>>>>> zimbra-mb1-t2-v2_fujitsu1-lun64 (254, 26)
>>>>>> mb1_t2-hsm_store2       (254, 10)
>>>>>> zimbra--mb1-swap        (254, 17)
>>>>>> zimbra-mb1-t2-v1_fujitsu1-lun63 (254, 25)
>>>>>> zimbra--mb1-root        (254, 18)
>>>>>> 35000c5000b36aa2b       (254, 11)
>>>>>> mb1_t2-hsm_store1       (254, 7)
>>>>>> mb1_t1-store    (254, 5)
>>>>>> mb1_t1-db       (254, 2)
>>>>>> mb1_t1-log      (254, 1)
>>>>>> 35000c5000b15fe7b-part2 (254, 14)
>>>>>> 35000c5000b15fe7b-part1 (254, 13)
>>>>>> zimbra-mb1-t1-v4_fujitsu1-lun58 (254, 9)
>>>>>> zimbra-mb1-t1-v3_fujitsu1-lun57 (254, 22)
>>>>>> zimbra-mb1-t1-v2_fujitsu1-lun56 (254, 27)
>>>>>> zimbra-mb1-t1-v1_fujitsu1-lun55 (254, 23)
>>>>>> 35000c5000b36aa2b-part2 (254, 16)
>>>>>> 35000c5000b15fe7b       (254, 8)
>>>>>> 35000c5000b36aa2b-part1 (254, 15)
>>>>>> zimbra--mb1-tmp (254, 20)
>>>>>> mb1_t1-index    (254, 3)
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> root zimbra-mb1:~# dmsetup table
>>>>>> mb1_t1-redo: 0 314572800 striped 4 128 8:0 99615104 8:16 99615104 8:32 99615104 8:48 99615104
>>>>>> zimbra-mb1-t2-v6_fujitsu1-lun68: 0 491911168 multipath 1 queue_if_no_path 0 1 1 round-robin 0 4 1 66:112 1000 8:144 1000 65:48 1000 65:208 1000 
>>>>>> zimbra--mb1-home: 0 20971520 linear 9:1 54526336
>>>>>> zimbra-mb1-t2-v5_fujitsu1-lun67: 0 743178240 multipath 1 queue_if_no_path 0 1 1 round-robin 0 4 1 65:32 1000 8:128 1000 65:192 1000 66:96 1000 
>>>>>> mb1_t1-bin: 0 41943040 striped 4 128 8:0 384 8:16 384 8:32 384 8:48 384
>>>>>> zimbra-mb1-t2-v4_fujitsu1-lun66: 0 409600000 multipath 1 queue_if_no_path 0 1 1 round-robin 0 4 1 8:112 1000 65:16 1000 65:176 1000 66:80 1000 
>>>>>> zimbra--mb1-var: 0 41943040 linear 9:1 96469376
>>>>>> mb1_t2-hsm_store3: 0 718585856 linear 65:192 24584576
>>>>>> mb1_t2-hsm_store3: 718585856 329990144 linear 65:208 384
>>>>>> zimbra-mb1-t2-v3_fujitsu1-lun65: 0 409600000 multipath 1 queue_if_no_path 0 1 1 round-robin 0 4 1 8:96 1000 65:0 1000 65:160 1000 66:64 1000 
>>>>>> zimbra-mb1-t2-v2_fujitsu1-lun64: 0 1024000000 multipath 1 queue_if_no_path 0 1 1 round-robin 0 4 1 66:48 1000 8:80 1000 8:240 1000 65:144 1000 
>>>>>> mb1_t2-hsm_store2: 0 1023991808 linear 8:240 384
>>>>>> mb1_t2-hsm_store2: 1023991808 24584192 linear 65:192 384
>>>>>> zimbra--mb1-swap: 0 6291456 linear 9:1 27263360
>>>>>> zimbra-mb1-t2-v1_fujitsu1-lun63: 0 1056964608 multipath 1 queue_if_no_path 0 1 1 round-robin 0 4 1 8:64 1000 8:224 1000 65:128 1000 66:32 1000 
>>>>>> zimbra--mb1-root: 0 20971520 linear 9:1 33554816
>>>>>> 35000c5000b36aa2b: 0 286739329 multipath 0 0 1 1 round-robin 0 1 1 66:144 1000 
>>>>>> mb1_t2-hsm_store1: 0 1048576000 linear 8:224 384
>>>>>> mb1_t1-store: 0 419430400 striped 4 128 8:0 178258304 8:16 178258304 8:32 178258304 8:48 178258304
>>>>>> mb1_t1-db: 0 104857600 striped 4 128 8:0 20971904 8:16 20971904 8:32 20971904 8:48 20971904
>>>>>> mb1_t1-log: 0 41943040 striped 4 128 8:0 10486144 8:16 10486144 8:32 10486144 8:48 10486144
>>>>>> 35000c5000b15fe7b-part2: 0 286326495 linear 254:8 401625
>>>>>> 35000c5000b15fe7b-part1: 0 401562 linear 254:8 63
>>>>>> zimbra-mb1-t1-v4_fujitsu1-lun58: 0 409600000 multipath 1 queue_if_no_path 0 1 1 round-robin 0 4 1 8:48 1000 8:208 1000 65:112 1000 66:16 1000 
>>>>>> zimbra-mb1-t1-v3_fujitsu1-lun57: 0 409600000 multipath 1 queue_if_no_path 0 1 1 round-robin 0 4 1 65:96 1000 8:32 1000 8:192 1000 66:0 1000 
>>>>>> zimbra-mb1-t1-v2_fujitsu1-lun56: 0 409600000 multipath 1 queue_if_no_path 0 1 1 round-robin 0 4 1 8:176 1000 8:16 1000 65:80 1000 65:240 1000 
>>>>>> zimbra-mb1-t1-v1_fujitsu1-lun55: 0 409600000 multipath 1 queue_if_no_path 0 1 1 round-robin 0 4 1 8:0 1000 8:160 1000 65:64 1000 65:224 1000 
>>>>>> 35000c5000b36aa2b-part2: 0 286326495 linear 254:11 401625
>>>>>> 35000c5000b15fe7b: 0 286739329 multipath 0 0 1 1 round-robin 0 1 1 66:128 1000 
>>>>>> 35000c5000b36aa2b-part1: 0 401562 linear 254:11 63
>>>>>> zimbra--mb1-tmp: 0 20971520 linear 9:1 75497856
>>>>>> mb1_t1-index: 0 209715200 striped 4 128 8:0 47186304 8:16 47186304 8:32 47186304 8:48 47186304
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Thanks, -Brian
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>>>> From: "Chandra Seetharaman" <sekharan us ibm com>
>>>>>> To: "Brian Elliott Finley" <finley anl gov>, "LVM general discussion and development" <linux-lvm redhat com>
>>>>>> Sent: Wednesday, July 15, 2009 5:11:47 PM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central
>>>>>> Subject: Re: [linux-lvm] multipath works; lvm on multipath does not
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Can you send the o/p of "dmsetup ls" and "dmsetup table"
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Wed, 2009-07-15 at 16:53 -0500, finley anl gov wrote:
>>>>>>> How can I tell what is causing LVM on multipath volumes to fail, while direct multipath volumes are working?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> The details:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I have several volumes that are multipathed over fibre channel (2 qlogic cards in the host) from a Fujitsu Eternus 4000 (4 controllers).  
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> When using a file system mounted on the dm-multipath device directly (Ie.: generating I/O via IOZone), it fails over gracefully when I pull out either of the fibre pairs, and the file system continues to operate.  This device is called /dev/mapper/zimbra-mb1-t2-v4_fujitsu1-lun66.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> However, when I access an LVM volume created with sister devices as PVs, the LVM presented volume does not fail over.  Rather the LV device goes inaccessible and the file system (ext3) re-mounts itself as read-only.  If I try to access any of the underlying PVs, they still respond as available (Ie.: fdisk -l $PV).
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I am not seeing duplicate devices, and am using the following filter in /etc/lvm/lvm.conf:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>  filter = [ "a|^/dev/md.*|", "a|^/dev/mapper/zimbra-mb.*-t.*-v.*_.*-lun.*|", "r|.*|" ]
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I have also added the following, but dm-multipath devices seem usable by LVM with or without this setting:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>   types = [ "device-mapper", 1 ]
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I have tried removing the /etc/lvm/cache/.cache file, but that seems to have had no effect.  I've also tried re-building the initrd after modifying the lvm.conf file, also with no effect.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Additional info:
>>>>>>> root zimbra-mb1:~# pvs
>>>>>>>   PV                                          VG         Fmt  Attr PSize   PFree  
>>>>>>>   /dev/mapper/zimbra-mb1-t1-v1_fujitsu1-lun55 mb1_t1     lvm2 a-   195.31G  60.31G
>>>>>>>   /dev/mapper/zimbra-mb1-t1-v2_fujitsu1-lun56 mb1_t1     lvm2 a-   195.31G  60.31G
>>>>>>>   /dev/mapper/zimbra-mb1-t1-v3_fujitsu1-lun57 mb1_t1     lvm2 a-   195.31G  60.31G
>>>>>>>   /dev/mapper/zimbra-mb1-t1-v4_fujitsu1-lun58 mb1_t1     lvm2 a-   195.31G  60.31G
>>>>>>>   /dev/mapper/zimbra-mb1-t2-v1_fujitsu1-lun63 mb1_t2     lvm2 a-   504.00G   4.00G
>>>>>>>   /dev/mapper/zimbra-mb1-t2-v2_fujitsu1-lun64 mb1_t2     lvm2 a-   488.28G      0 
>>>>>>>   /dev/mapper/zimbra-mb1-t2-v3_fujitsu1-lun65 mb1_t2     lvm2 a-   195.31G 195.31G
>>>>>>>   /dev/mapper/zimbra-mb1-t2-v5_fujitsu1-lun67 mb1_t2     lvm2 a-   354.37G      0 
>>>>>>>   /dev/mapper/zimbra-mb1-t2-v6_fujitsu1-lun68 mb1_t2     lvm2 a-   234.56G  77.21G
>>>>>>>   /dev/md1                                    zimbra-mb1 lvm2 a-   136.50G  83.50G
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> kernel version:  2.6.24-24-server
>>>>>>> distoro:         Ubuntu Hardy
>>>>>>> multipath-tools: 0.4.8-7ubuntu2
>>>>>>> lvm2:            2.02.26-1ubuntu9
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Thanks!
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> -Brian
>>>>>>>
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