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[dm-devel] 答复: [PATCH] libmultipath: m ultipath active paths count optimization



Hi Martin,

Thanks a lot. 
I think patch e224d57 "libmutipath: continue to use old state on PATH_PENDING" might fix our issue compare to our syslog output, I will cherry-pick it. 
And also need cherry-pick 9b715bf "multipathd: Fix miscounting active paths" for good.

Regards
Chongyun Wu

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发件人: Martin Wilck [mailto:Martin Wilck suse com] 
发送时间: 2019年9月5日 15:37
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主题: Re: [dm-devel] [PATCH] libmultipath: multipath active paths count optimization

Hi Chongyun,

On Thu, 2019-09-05 at 02:58 +0000, Chongyun Wu wrote:
> Hi Martin, Ben and other viewers
> 
> Cloud you help to view below patch which try to deal with a multipath 
> active paths count not right issue, thanks a lot.
> 
> From deee7196ece43b01b8ee635e60ce465080905b5e Mon Sep 17 00:00:00
> 2001
> From: Chongyun Wu <wu chongyun h3c com>
> Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2019 13:58:33 +0800
> Subject: [PATCH] libmultipath:  multipath active paths count 
> optimization
> 
> Really count multipath active paths not use mpp->nr_active++ or 
> mpp->nr_active--, because there are other places might call pathinfo 
> to change path state not only in check_path, if other places detect 
> and changed path state but not do mpp->nr_active++ or 
> mpp->nr_active--, the active paths might not right any more.
> 
> We meet an issue which actually have three paths but after all paths 
> down syslog report have three paths remaining so multipathd not send 
> disable queueing to dm and this dm device been blocked.
> This patch might fix this issue.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Chongyun Wu <wu chongyun h3c com>
> ---
>  libmultipath/structs_vec.c | 8 ++++++--
>  1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)


Thanks a lot for your patch. We've discussed this previously, and in general, there's little reason not to do it - pathcount() is fast, and could be made even faster. But if we do, we should ditch the nr_active field altogether - no need to carry it around if we re-calculate it anyway when we need it.

However, it worries me a bit that nr_active may go wrong. Both Ben and I have reviewed the code and we thought the nr_active tracking was correct. Something seems to happen in our code that we don't understand.

 - can you please confirm that you are using the latest code, containing e224d57 "libmutipath: continue to use old state on PATH_PENDING", 9b715bf "multipathd: Fix miscounting active paths" and (in case you're using the marginal_paths options) also 7d4b40f and
058df77 ?

 - If you have a reliable reproducer, would you mind adding log messages to the code you just submitted, so that we can observe how nr_active evolves in time, and perhaps understand why it's going wrong?

Regards
Martin



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