Bug 587997 - The default options for scsi_id have changed, which needs updating in the doc and man page
The default options for scsi_id have changed, which needs updating in the doc...
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: doc-DM_Multipath (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Steven J. Levine
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Reported: 2010-05-01 22:41 EDT by Justin Clift
Modified: 2010-11-11 10:27 EST (History)
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Description Justin Clift 2010-05-01 22:41:50 EDT
Description of problem:

In "4.3. Configuration File Defaults", there are two mentions of the default options used for the "getuid_callout" field.

The document presently says:

  getuid_callout          "/sbin/scsi_id -g -u -s /block/%n"

However, this is no longer the case, and won't actually work.

The multipath.conf man page now says the default options are:

  "/lib/udev/scsi_id --whitelisted --device=/dev/%n"

(Which ironically won't work either, as the path to scsi_id on RHEL 6 is "/sbin/scsi_id".  The man page has the options correct, but the path wrong.)

The corrected version for the doc should be this:

  getuid_callout          "/sbin/scsi_id --whitelisted --device=/dev/%n"
Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-05-02 00:23:17 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for
inclusion.
Comment 3 Justin Clift 2010-05-25 00:29:52 EDT
Double checked the path for scsi_id here on RHEL 6, and F13, and they both have:

$ ls -al /sbin/scsi_id 
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 19 Apr 29 16:25 /sbin/scsi_id -> ../lib/udev/scsi_id
$

So at least the path is actually workable after all.

The options are still wrong in the Multipath doc though.
Comment 5 Steven J. Levine 2010-10-12 16:33:13 EDT
The scsi_id examples have been updated in the DM-Multipath document for RHEL 6. The changes have been checked in to the SVN repository and built on the review staging area. I am marking this bug as MODIFIED.
Comment 7 Michael Doyle 2010-10-14 23:27:53 EDT
Verified in Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux-DM_Multipath-6-en-US-1-18.
Comment 8 releng-rhel@redhat.com 2010-11-11 10:27:41 EST
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 is now available and should resolve
the problem described in this bug report. This report is therefore being closed
with a resolution of CURRENTRELEASE. You may reopen this bug report if the
solution does not work for you.

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