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[dm-devel] Re: patch for handling CLARiiON I/O to inactive snapshot logical units



Le vendredi 10 novembre 2006 à 14:58 -0500, Edward Goggin a écrit :
> Christophe,
> 
> Here is my 2nd attempt at a patch which attempts to prevent an I/O hang
> which can occur with host I/O to an inactive CLARiiON snapshot logical
> unit.

Hi Edward,

I think the diff is line-wrapped. Would you care to resend it as an
attachment, or unwrapped.

>   While the inactive snapshot LU is presented to a host, inquiry,
> TUR, and read capacity commands succeed, but read and write commands are
> failed.  Complicating the matter is the fact that read/write to the
> active paths fails with a particular sense code/asc/ascq combination
> while read/write to the passive paths does not.
> 
> Unlike the previous patch, I've tried to make this one CLARiiON
> specific.  Two exceptions though.  First, I did keep the change to
> libcheckers/readsector0.c to allow other checkers than readsector0 to
> use sg_read().

Right. I'll merge this one first. Feel free to submit it as a seperate
patch.

>   Second, I changed libmultipath/discovery.c to allow
> pathinfo() to invoke the path priority callout function of a path with a
> path state of PATH_DOWN since some paths (e.g., paths to inactive
> snapshot LU on CLARiiON) may have their state set to PATH_DOWN for
> reasons other than transport connectivity failure.  Without the latter
> change, it is possible to create a situation whereby there are paths of
> different priorities in the same path group even though the path group
> policy is priority based grouping.  This is certainly the case for paths
> to a multipath mapped device for an inactive snapshot CLARiiON LUs when
> the paths change to a healthy state as soon as the snapshot is
> activated.
> 
Ok, RedHat people working on the HSG/HSV hardware support might want to
test for regression with that part applied. I'll happily take reports as
I no longer have access to such hardware.

Now I still have to read through the clariion checker changes.

Thanks,
cvaroqui



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