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SubjectRe: [RFC] Multi-path IO in 2.5/2.6 ?
On Mon, Sep 09, 2002 at 12:49:44PM +0200, Lars Marowsky-Bree wrote:
> Morning everyone,
>
> I hope people are waking up by now ;-)
>
> So, what is the take on "multi-path IO" (in particular, storage) in 2.5/2.6?
>
> Right now, we have md multipathing in 2.4 (+ an enhancement to that one by
> Jens Axboe and myself, which however was ignored on l-k ;-), an enhancement to
> LVM1 and various hardware-specific and thus obviously wrong approaches.
>
> I am looking at what to do for 2.5. I have considered porting the small
> changes from 2.4 to md 2.5. The LVM1 changes are probably and out gone, as
> LVM1 doesn't work still.
>
> I noticed that EVMS duplicates the entire md layer internally (great way to
> code, really!), so that might also require changing if I update the md code.
>
> Or can the LVM2 device-mapper be used to do that more cleanly?

We have a multi-path target for device-mapper planned for later this year.

This will be a multi-path addon to the generic mapping service(s)
device-mapper already provides which can multi-path access to any
arbitrary given block device, not just logical volumes.

>
> I wonder whether anyone has given this some thought already.

We did ;)

>
>
> Sincerely,
> Lars Marowsky-Brée <lmb@suse.de>
>
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