[linux-lvm] Re: LVM + Multipathing
slarty.tj at gmail.com
Tue Feb 20 17:03:56 UTC 2007
Your problem might be related to this bug
On 2/20/07, Luca Berra <bluca at comedia.it> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 20, 2007 at 06:00:25PM +0530, Ritesh Raj Sarraf wrote:
> >Luca Berra wrote:
> >> On Sat, Feb 17, 2007 at 09:52:27PM +0530, Ritesh Raj Sarraf wrote:
> >>>I have a question regarding the combination of LVM + Multipathing in a SAN
> >>>I have a LUN mapped to a host using iSCSI. I have two two paths to the LUN.
> >>>This setup, using multipathing, provides me failover functionality.
> >>>My question is how does LVM react to path failures ?
> >>>In a failover environment, multipathing can take upto 120 seconds to detect
> >>>that the active path to the LUN is no more available and then switch to the
> >>>secondary path. During this 120 seconds, how does LVM react ? Does it really
> >>>sense that the device is offlined ? Or that information is never passed to LVM
> >>>and it just allows I/O to happen leaving that responsibility to the
> >>>multipathing layer ?
> >> i believe LVM does not react at all.
> >I brought this question because I'm seeing Filesystem READONLY issues when doing
> >a takeover/giveback.
> >My understanding is that a filesystem usually goes read-only, only when it
> >senses errors in the drive. Now I believe LVM might the culprit because beneath
> >the filesystem and above the block device, LVM is the only layer.
> to clarify my point above:
> i meant that LVM (actually device-mapper) does not do anything special.
> it just passes the IO requests from the fs layer to the
> underlying block device and if the underlyng block device returns an IO
> error then it is passed back to the fs. which will cause ext2 to remount
> the filesystem readonly.
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