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Re: [dm-devel] Multipathing hints request

Hello again!

On Thu, 21.07.2005-20:31:27 +0200, christophe varoqui wrote:
> On jeu, 2005-07-21 at 16:31 +0200, Philipp Niemann wrote:
> > 360060160200161a06215f38ffbb2d6e9
> > [size=20 GB][features="0"][hwhandler="0"]
> > \_ round-robin 0 [enabled][first]
> >   \_ 6:0:1:0 sdd  8:48    [faulty][active]
> >   \_ 7:0:0:0 sdf  8:80    [ready ][active]
> > 
> > 
> > I think this doesn't look too bad. Ready/Faulty match the default owner for the
> > LUN on the Clariion. I am able to create a filesystem say on
> > 360060160200161a037f90d75dfca84f7, which might appear as dm-4 in /proc/partitions
> > 
> It does *not* look good. You ought to have 2 paths group per multipath.
> One for active paths, the other for inactive paths. As you'll see this
> is why the failover does not work for you.

Now it looks different. Think I got what you meant. Or didn't I?
Mostly I changed the config file to contain a multipath section. See

416L3 (360060160200161a037f90d75dfca84f7)
[size=20 GB][features="0"][hwhandler="0"]
\_ round-robin 0 [enabled]
  \_ 6:0:1:1 sde  8:64    [faulty][active]
\_ round-robin 0 [enabled][first]
  \_ 7:0:0:1 sdg  8:96    [ready ][active]

> >     BTW: Anyone to know what "hwhandler" tells me? Can I change it? Same for
> >         "features".
> The "hardware handler" is an optional additional kernel module used to
> trigger a specific operation when a new Path Group get activated. This
> is how the host will ask your Clariion controler to activate the
> inactive paths, for example.
> So yes, you need hwhandler="1 emc". "0" meaning no hwhandler at all.

As you see above, I didn't manage that yet. Snip of the config that
produces the above:

multipaths {
        multipath {
                wwid                    360060160200161a037f90d75dfca84f7
                alias                   416L3
                path_grouping_policy    failover
                path_selector           "round-robin 0"
                features                "0"
                hardware_handler        "1 emc"

Is that syntax correct? I don't get the activation of the second path.
Is it the release? Should I upgrade from I'd pefer to keep the
debian package for simplicity and I didn't find anything sounding
important in ChangeLog.

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