[libvirt] [PATCH 0/2] Add more duplicate scsi_host/fc_host adapter checks

John Ferlan jferlan at redhat.com
Mon Nov 24 14:59:40 UTC 2014




On 11/18/2014 04:26 PM, John Ferlan wrote:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1159180
> Currently libvirt only detects duplicate fc_host & scsi_host adapter sources
> when the incoming source type definition is the same as the pool type. This
> misses the even more oddball cases where a scsi_host/fc_host definition is
> using a scsi_hostN where the type of the definition isn't the same as the
> type of the pool.  It's a fairly twisted and perhaps edge kind of case.
> A 'fc_host' has two scsi_hostN values that need to be compared against
> existing 'scsi_host' pools - first the fc_host "parent" scsi_hostN (if
> it exists or was provided) and second the vHBA scsi_hostN as determined
> from the wwnn/wwpn. If a 'fc_host' has a 'parent' attribute of a scsi_hostN
> that's already in use by some 'scsi_host' pool or if it's vHBA (as created
> via nodedev-create) was (for some unknown reason) used by someone for a
> 'scsi_host' pool, then we have a duplicate.
> A 'scsi_host' conversely needs to check against using either the fc_host
> 'parent' or vHBA. If a 'scsi_host' is using a scsi_hostN of some existing
> fc_host 'parent' attribute or vHBA, then we have a duplicate.
> To make matters more complex, the 'fc_host' 'parent' attribute doesn't have
> to be provided in the fc_host XML. If not provided, then it can be determined
> if the vHBA already exists (either via nodedev-create or a running fc_host
> pool).  This means moving the code that was created for fc_host startup to
> find the vHBA parent into the storage_backend_scsi code in order for it to
> be used there instead. I did try moving into virutil with no success since
> that code wasn't very happy to be calling the virNodeDevice* API's.
> The only oddball case that cannot be tested for in this scenario is if
> the incoming fc_host definition isn't using a nodedev-create'd vHBA and
> it doesn't provide a 'parent' attribute, then it is possible that the
> vportCreate startup code will find "an available" scsi_hostN that was
> (again for some strange reason) already being used by some 'scsi_host' pool.
> Added some more verbiage to the documentation to dissuade usage of a
> 'scsi_host' for an FC capable scsi_hostN as well as to encourage usage
> of the 'parent' attribute in a mixed environment
> John Ferlan (2):
>   storage: Move and rename getVhbaSCSIHostParent
>   storage: Add mixed fc_host/scsi_host duplicate adapter source checks
>  docs/formatstorage.html.in         |  26 +++++-
>  src/conf/storage_conf.c            | 178 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
>  src/conf/storage_conf.h            |   8 +-
>  src/libvirt_private.syms           |   1 +
>  src/parallels/parallels_storage.c  |   2 +-
>  src/storage/storage_backend_scsi.c |  66 +-------------
>  src/storage/storage_driver.c       |   4 +-
>  7 files changed, 215 insertions(+), 70 deletions(-)

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