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authorEd L. Cashin <ecashin@coraid.com>2008-02-08 04:20:03 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@woody.linux-foundation.org>2008-02-08 09:22:31 -0800
commit262bf54144ebcb78cd0d057d2705dc5fb7bba7ac (patch)
tree6a995fead6fa9638e02fc6e3928fe0a8612f073a /Documentation/aoe
parentcf446f0dbafb5428a551da1c0df8f56316831df8 (diff)
aoe: user can ask driver to forget previously detected devices
When an AoE device is detected, the kernel is informed, and a new block device is created. If the device is unused, the block device corresponding to remote device that is no longer available may be removed from the system by telling the aoe driver to "flush" its list of devices. Without this patch, software like GPFS and LVM may attempt to read from AoE devices that were discovered earlier but are no longer present, blocking until the I/O attempt times out. Signed-off-by: Ed L. Cashin <ecashin@coraid.com> Cc: Greg KH <greg@kroah.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation/aoe')
-rw-r--r--Documentation/aoe/mkdevs.sh2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/aoe/udev.txt1
2 files changed, 3 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/aoe/mkdevs.sh b/Documentation/aoe/mkdevs.sh
index 97374aacacb2..44c0ab702432 100644
--- a/Documentation/aoe/mkdevs.sh
+++ b/Documentation/aoe/mkdevs.sh
@@ -29,6 +29,8 @@ rm -f $dir/interfaces
mknod -m 0200 $dir/interfaces c $MAJOR 4
rm -f $dir/revalidate
mknod -m 0200 $dir/revalidate c $MAJOR 5
+rm -f $dir/flush
+mknod -m 0200 $dir/flush c $MAJOR 6
export n_partitions
mkshelf=`echo $0 | sed 's!mkdevs!mkshelf!'`
diff --git a/Documentation/aoe/udev.txt b/Documentation/aoe/udev.txt
index 17e76c4f918e..8686e789542e 100644
--- a/Documentation/aoe/udev.txt
+++ b/Documentation/aoe/udev.txt
@@ -20,6 +20,7 @@ SUBSYSTEM=="aoe", KERNEL=="discover", NAME="etherd/%k", GROUP="disk", MODE="0220
SUBSYSTEM=="aoe", KERNEL=="err", NAME="etherd/%k", GROUP="disk", MODE="0440"
SUBSYSTEM=="aoe", KERNEL=="interfaces", NAME="etherd/%k", GROUP="disk", MODE="0220"
SUBSYSTEM=="aoe", KERNEL=="revalidate", NAME="etherd/%k", GROUP="disk", MODE="0220"
+SUBSYSTEM=="aoe", KERNEL=="flush", NAME="etherd/%k", GROUP="disk", MODE="0220"
# aoe block devices
KERNEL=="etherd*", NAME="%k", GROUP="disk"

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