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Re: [dm-devel] [PATCH] [RFC] persistent readable names



On Wed, Oct 05, 2005 at 03:14:52PM +0100, Patrick Caulfield wrote:
> This patch is more for discussion than inclusion at the moment. Basically it's
> unrealistic for users with hundreds of disks to alias them all in
> /etc/multipath.conf and the default names are very unwieldy.
> 
> What this patch does is attach a name to any un-aliased path and write that name
> to /etc/multipath.names. The file is read again every time the paths are added
> so they are persistent.
>
It would please old Tru64 fans :/

> There are a small number of possibly contentious things:
>
For one thing, you didn't care to unbork the daemon :)
It tries a mapname (ie alias) to wwid resolution upon map add events.
Unphased mpe vector will unduly fail the lookup.

Regards,
cvaroqui


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