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SubjectRe: Block device naming
Is there really no comment or suggestions how to avoid server failure
when changing the LUN number?


On Thu, May 9, 2019 at 11:43 PM Alibek A. <alibek.a@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi!
>
> I want to address the following problem:
> On the system with hot-attached new storage volume, such as FC-switch update configuration for connected FC-HBA on servers, linux kernel reorder block devices and change names of block devices. Becouse scsi-id, wwn-id and other is a symbol links to block device names than on change block device name change path to device.
> This causes the server to stop working.
>
> For example, on server present ZFS pool with attached device by scsi-id
> # zpool status
> pool: pool
> state: ONLINE
> scan: scrub repaired 0 in 1h39m with 0 errors on Sun Oct 8 02:03:34 2017
> config:
>
> NAME STATE READ WRITE CKSUM
> pool ONLINE 0 0 0
> scsi-3600144f0c7a5bc61000058d3b96d001d ONLINE 0 0 0
>
> Before export new block device from storage to hba, scsi-id have next path to device:
> /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-3600144f0c7a5bc61000058d3b96d001d -> ../../sdd
>
> When added new block device by FC-switch, FC-HBA kernel change block device names:
> /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-3600144f0c7a5bc61000058d3b96d001d -> ../../sdf
>
> and ZFS can't access to device until reboot (partprobe, zpool online -e pool scsi-3600144f0c7a5bc61000058d3b96d001d - may help or may not help)
>
> Is there any way to fix or change this behavior of the kernel?
>
> It may be more reasonable to immediately assign an unique persistent identifier of device and linking other identifiers with it?
>
>
> With regards, Alibek!
>

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