On Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 10:22:19PM +0200, Martin Wilck wrote: > On Thu, 2018-04-12 at 22:16 +0200, Martin Wilck wrote: > > On Thu, 2018-04-12 at 13:33 -0500, Benjamin Marzinski wrote: > > > On Wed, Apr 04, 2018 at 06:16:17PM +0200, Martin Wilck wrote: > > > > dm_addmap_create() is where we actually try to set up a new > > > > multipath map. Depending on the result, mark the wwid as > > > > failed (or not), and re-trigger an uevent if necessary. > > > > If a path changes from multipath to non-multipath, use an "add" > > > > event to make sure LVM2 rules pick it up. Increase log level > > > > of this event to 3. > > > > > > > > > > By only looking at domap, we will miss instances of multipathd > > > failing > > > to create maps earlier in the process. This isn't necessarily > > > wrong. > > > It > > > just means that we can't rely on checking > > > /dev/shm/multipath/failed_wwids to definitively tell us whether > > > multipathd has tried and failed to create the device. > > > > Sorry, I can't follow you. Where else except in the > > domap->dm_addmap_create->dm_addmap() code path do we create maps? > > I'm feeling stupid, I really can't see it. > > If you were referring to other instances of multipathd which have > already terminated (e.g. multipathd which ran in initramfs): these > leave the failed markers under /dev/shm when they quit. That's the > whole point of this patch. A failed marker will only be removed if a) > the system is rebooted, or b) another attempt to create the map > succeeds, or c) a user removes the marker manually. > > But I suppose I'm still missing your point.
Any failure in ev_add_path() before the call to domap() could cause multipath device creation to fail, without triggering this. For instance add_map_with_path() or setup_map() can fail for a host of reasons. > > Cheers, > Martin > > -- > Dr. Martin Wilck <mwi...@suse.com>, Tel. +49 (0)911 74053 2107 > SUSE Linux GmbH, GF: Felix Imendörffer, Jane Smithard, Graham Norton > HRB 21284 (AG Nürnberg) -- dm-devel mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/dm-devel