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Re: [dm-devel] New multipath-tools release?

Guido Guenther wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 30, 2007 at 04:49:07PM +0200, Hannes Reinecke wrote:
>> In priciple a good idea. However, I do have some to-do items on my list
>> yet:
>> - netlink messages: The FC transport class has a netlink interface
>>   nowadays. It may be an idea to utilize this information in to update
>>   the path status.
>> - Enhance path checker. Currently the path checker is run at periodic
>>   intervals regardless of the path state. This leads to quite some
>>   load on systems with many paths, even when all paths are healthy.
>>   We should rather call the path checker only if a path has failed,
>>   as we're being notified by a failed path soon enough via I/O errors.
>>   And we might even be using the netlink events from FC here, too.
> My point exactly: let's tag a new stable version and add these nice
> things to the (then) next release. I think the stability of the master
> branch improved quiet a bit during the last couple of commits, It'd be
> nice to have this out of the door for distributions to build upon before
> doing more intrusive changes again.

(Ah, so there is an RHEL update coming :-)

But yes, you are right. Putting out a new version before adding those
is probably a good thing.


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