On 19/10/12 04:50 PM, Jim Klimov wrote:
Hello all,

I have one more thought - or a question - about the current
strangeness of rpool import: is it supported, or does it work,
to have rpools on multipathed devices?

If yes (which I hope it is, but don't have a means to check)
what sort of a string is saved into the pool's labels as its
device path? Some metadevice which is on a layer above mpxio,
or one of the physical storage device paths? If the latter is
the case, what happens during system boot if the multipathing
happens to choose another path, not the one saved in labels?

if you run /usr/bin/strings over /etc/zfs/zpool.cache,
you'll see that not only is the device path stored, but
(more importantly) the devid.

As far as I'm aware, having an rpool on multipathed devices
is fine. Multiple paths to the device should still allow ZFS
to obtain the same devid info... and we use devid's in
preference to physical paths.

James C. McPherson
Systems / Solaris / Core
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