On Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 12:27:29AM +0200, Martin Wilck wrote:
> On Thu, 2018-04-12 at 13:47 -0500, Benjamin Marzinski wrote:
> > On Wed, Apr 04, 2018 at 06:16:26PM +0200, Martin Wilck wrote:
> > > This activates "smart" path detection. This is similar to
> > > "find_multipaths yes", but doesn't generally ignore single paths
> > > that are not listed in the WWIDs file. Rather, such paths are
> > > temporarily treated like multipath members. If no additional paths
> > > are detected after a certain time, the paths are re-added to the
> > > system as non-multipath. This needs support by the udev rules, to
> > > be added in a follow-up patch.
> > > 
> > > If a multipath map is successfully successfully created, and paths
> > > are
> > > in waiting state, trigger path uevents to update their status.
> > > 
> > > Signed-off-by: Martin Wilck <mwi...@suse.com>
> > > ---
> > >  libmultipath/configure.c   | 15 ++++++++++++---
> > >  libmultipath/dict.c        |  1 +
> > >  multipath/multipath.conf.5 | 13 +++++++++++++
> > >  3 files changed, 26 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
> > > 
> > > diff --git a/libmultipath/configure.c b/libmultipath/configure.c
> > > index 9aa3d21..17c2fa1 100644
> > > --- a/libmultipath/configure.c
> > > +++ b/libmultipath/configure.c
> > > @@ -12,6 +12,7 @@
> > >  #include <string.h>
> > >  #include <sys/file.h>
> > >  #include <errno.h>
> > > +#include <ctype.h>
> > >  #include <libdevmapper.h>
> > >  #include <libudev.h>
> > >  #include "mpath_cmd.h"
> > > @@ -476,9 +477,17 @@ trigger_paths_udev_change(struct multipath
> > > *mpp, bool is_mpath)
> > >                   env = udev_device_get_property_value(
> > >                           pp->udev,
> > > "DM_MULTIPATH_DEVICE_PATH");
> > >  
> > > -                 if (is_mpath && env != NULL &&
> > > !strcmp(env, "1"))
> > > -                         continue;
> > > -                 else if (!is_mpath &&
> > 
> > If DM_MULTIPATH_DEVICE_PATH=1 then there has already been a uevent
> > where
> > udev recognized that the device should be claimed.  Wouldn't udev
> > have
> > stopped the timer then?  I don't see why this is necessary.
> 
> I set DM_MULTIPATH_DEVICE_PATH=1 in the "pretend_mpath" section
> in multipath.rules in the "maybe" case. The value
> DM_MULTIPATH_DEVICE_PATH=2 is never passed on to other udev rules,
> and never seen by multipathd.
> 
> The reason I did that was that rules may have checks like
> 'DM_MULTIPATH_DEVICE_PATH!="1", ...' and I wanted to avoid these to be
> run in the "maybe" case, which, for all actors above multipath, 
> should be temporarily treated like "yes".
> 
> I hope this explains it.

Yeah, I probably should have looked back over the code I was confused
about after I read the udev rules patch.  I apparently figured that out
last time I reviewed the patch, and just forgot it.

Reviewed-by: Benjamin Marzinski <bmarz...@redhat.com>

> 
> Martin
> 
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> SUSE Linux GmbH, GF: Felix Imend├Ârffer, Jane Smithard, Graham Norton
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