[libvirt] [RFC 5/5]: Rewrite findLuns function

Chris Lalancette clalance at redhat.com
Thu Jun 12 15:20:19 UTC 2008

Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
>> # cat /sys/bus/scsi/devices/3:0:0:0/model
>> and
>> # cat /sys/bus/scsi/devices/3:0:0:0/type
>> from both your netapp target and your sun target?  Here, at least, for our
>> "control" LUN, model returns "Controller" while for the real LUNs model returns
>> "VIRTUAL-DISK", so I'm hoping I can distinguish somehow based on what is in
>> model, and if not that, based on type.
> Can't you distinguish based on the fact that there'll be no /dev/sdNN
> node for it ?

Unfortunately, no.  The /sys/bus/scsi/devices/3:0:0:0/block:sda (or block/sda)
link will only exist once udev has finished plugging the device in.  So we have
to loop waiting for that to appear.  In the case of a control LUN, that will
never appear, so we will wait 5 seconds (the current default) to see it appear,
and then when it doesn't, we won't know how to distinguish the error case from
the control LUN case.  I guess we could just not throw an error if we never see
a block device, but we would still delay the libvirtd daemon (and the client)

Chris Lalancette

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