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Re: [dm-devel] Multipath.conf



> 1) Can someone point me to the latest version of the documentation?
> The following examples seem to show that the multipath(d) are not in sync
> with the man.

The uptodate information is the one shipped with the sources. It may
have rotten parts ... but feel free to point them out for us to fix.

> a) polling_interval
> The man page and the comments in the multipath.conf say that the default
> value is 5, but when I execute "multipath -t" when I didn't specified the
> value in multipath.conf it says the polling_interval is 0.
> I don't even know what 0 means.
> Is "multipath -t" giving incorrect values? Is my reasonning wrong? Other?
> 
Fixed as of today by commit 56753df50b08d67fb711e215a556d005f82ddf7b

> b) path_grouping_policy
> man says that the default is multibus.
> Red Hat Documentation (
> http://docs.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/DM_Multipath/config_file_defaults.html
> ) says the default is Failover.
> 
I have no such default in either multipath.8 multipathd.8 and
multipath.conf.defaults

multipath.conf.annotated correctly points failover as the default policy

> c) prio
> man says default is none.
> Red Hat Documentation (
> http://docs.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/DM_Multipath/config_file_defaults.html
> ) says the default is const.
> 
I have no such default in either multipath.8 multipathd.8 and
multipath.conf.defaults has the correct const default.

Fixed in multipath.conf.annotated though

> d) Why "prio emc" gives "sda: emc prio: query command indicates error",
> when I execute multipath -v2 -d with multipathd not running. And sda is
> even in the blacklist.
> 
> e) If I have EMC Clariion Disk Array, should I use: "path_checker
> emc_clariion"?
> 
Depends on the Clariion settings. Either that or alua

> f) What is the correct getuid_callout:
> -  /sbin/scsi_id -g -u -s /block/%n (As old EMC document says)
> - /sbin/scsi_id -g -u -s (As the man says)
> - "/lib/dev/scsi_id --whitelisted --device=/dev/%n" (As
> http://docs.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/DM_Multipath/config_file_defaults.html
>  says.)
> 
The correct one is the one that works on your system. Different scsi_id
version running on different kernel version have different behaviour.
The internal default makes it work with latest kernel/scsi_id

> g) There maybe more differences. I didn't check all.
> 
Please do, if you have the means. Input is valuable.



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