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Re: [linux-lvm] LVM with multi-path disks?



On 05 Aug 2001 20:25:58 +0200, Luca Berra wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 05, 2001 at 10:44:11AM -0700, John DeFranco wrote:
> > I'm not certain exactly how I would use md in this
> > context, and I'm not sure that I really want to since
> > I'm using hw raid.
> LVM does NOT have support for multipath.
> in *redhat* kernels there is a patch that adds multipath support
> to the md driver, you configure it as a raid-1 array, but it is
> actually a multipath configuration.
> it is the only way i know of doing what you want.
> 
> btw. i never tried this, i have an XP512 but i don't have a fc
> card supported by linux on intel (should i tri with pa-linux?)

The qlogic fibrechannel cards worke fine with an XP256 on HP lpr1000
servers (just for testing). There even exists a utility to show the
CDEV,LDEV of the LUN disks, so that it's not so easy to steal another
server's disk. 

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