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Re: makefs alignment issue

To: Stan Hoeppner <stan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: makefs alignment issue
From: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:51:22 -0500
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On 10/24/14 10:08 PM, Stan Hoeppner wrote:
> On 10/24/2014 05:27 PM, Eric Sandeen wrote:
>> On 10/24/14 5:19 PM, Eric Sandeen wrote:
>>> On 10/24/14 5:08 PM, Stan Hoeppner wrote:
>>>> On 10/24/2014 03:14 PM, Eric Sandeen wrote:
>>> ...
>>>>>> Any ideas how to verify what's going on here and fix it?
>>>>> # blockdev --getiomin --getioopt /dev/s2d_a1l003
>> Also, what does it show for the underlying non-multipath device(s)?
> # blockdev --getiomin --getioopt /dev/sdj
> 512
> 1048576
> # blockdev --getiomin --getioopt /dev/sdf
> 512
> 1048576

Ok, so dm multipath is just bubbling up what the device itself
is claiming; not dm's doing.

I forgot to ask (and you forgot to report...!) what version
of xfsprogs you're using....

Currently, blkid_get_topology() in xfsprogs does:

         * Blkid reports the information in terms of bytes, but we want it in
         * terms of 512 bytes blocks (just to convert it to bytes later..)
         * If the reported values are the same as the physical sector size
         * do not bother to report anything.  It will just cause warnings
         * if people specify larger stripe units or widths manually.
        val = blkid_topology_get_minimum_io_size(tp);
        if (val > *psectorsize)
                *sunit = val >> 9;
        val = blkid_topology_get_optimal_io_size(tp);
        if (val > *psectorsize)
                *swidth = val >> 9;

so in your case sunit probably wouldn't get set (can you confirm with
# blockdev --getpbsz that the physical sector size is also 512?)

But the optimal size is > physical sector so swidth gets set.

Bleah...  can you just collect all of:

# blockdev --getpbsz --getss --getiomin --getioopt

for your underlying devices, and I'll dig into how xfsprogs is behaving for
those values.  I have a hunch that we should be ignoring stripe units of 512
even if the "width" claims to be something larger.


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