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SubjectRe: dm-multipath and write request ordering
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On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 9:16 AM, Andi Kleen <andi@firstfloor.org> wrote:
> Bart Van Assche <bart.vanassche@gmail.com> writes:
>> - Is it correct that round-robin load balancing can only work
>> correctly in such a setup with proper support for write barriers in
>> the device mapper ?
>
> No opinion on that one.

What I'm worried about is that write requests that have been passed to
dm_mp could arrive in another order at the target because of the
variable transport time of protocols like TCP/IP. This could cause
newer data to be overwritten by older data. Separating those write
requests by a barrier won't help because dm_mp ignores barriers.

Bart.


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