File s390-tools-sles15-lsluns-clarify-discovery-use-case-relation-to-NPIV-a.patch of Package s390-tools.10760

Subject: [PATCH] [BZ 161888] lsluns: clarify discovery use case, relation to NPIV and to zfcp auto LUN scan
From: Jens Remus <jremus@linux.vnet.ibm.com>

Description:  lsluns: Fix filter handling and documentation enhancements.
Symptom:      lsluns lists all LUNs discovered in the FC SAN despite user
              given filter(s) that do not match anything:
                # lsluns -c 0.0.5080
                    No valid combination found for adapter '0.0.5080'. Removing
                    from resource list.
                No valid parameters left, using all available resources in
                system.
                Scanning for LUNs on adapter 0.0.5090
                ...

              lsluns prints the message "No valid combination found for
              {adapter|port} '...'. Removing from resource list." for every
              adapter and port filter that does not contribute to the final
              filtered results.

              The formatting of the lsluns (8) man page is flawed.

              lsluns is used in unexpected or even unsupported ways.
Problem:      Scanning can be resource consumptive. So if a user already wants
              to filter, possibly to reduce resource consumption, he does not
              want to happen to scan everything and thus consume the worst case
              of resources.

              The message "No valid combination found for {adapter|port} '...'.
              Removing from resource list." is potentially confusing. It is
              unclear which combination is being referred to, especially if
              only one single adapter or port filter was specified. There is
              also no differentiation whether the denoted adapter or port
              exists for its own or not. It just does not exist in the final
              filtered results.

              The formatting of the lsluns (8) man page is flawed.

              The lsluns usage text and lsluns (8) man page lack the
              information on the intended use cases, requirements, and
              restrictions.
Solution:     Print a message and exit when all filters match nothing.

              Do not print confusing messages when a filter matches nothing.

              Fix man page formatting.

              Enhance usage text and man page. Clarify discovery use case,
              relation to NPIV and to zfcp auto LUN scan. Point out
              IBM Storwize configuration requirements. Document restriction to
              zfcp-only systems.
Reproduction: Use lsluns and specify adapter bus-ID and/or target port WWPN
              filter(s) that do not match anything. Either specify inexistent
              bus-IDs and/or WWPNs or invalid filter arguments.
Upstream-ID:  0daa7ba0b558ff22fa1c1e014e754cbd08366c00
Problem-ID:   161888

Upstream-Description:

              lsluns: clarify discovery use case, relation to NPIV and to zfcp auto LUN scan

              Signed-off-by: Steffen Maier <maier@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
              Reviewed-by: Jens Remus <jremus@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
              Signed-off-by: Michael Holzheu <holzheu@linux.vnet.ibm.com>


Signed-off-by: Jens Remus <jremus@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
---
 zconf/lsluns   |    3 +++
 zconf/lsluns.8 |   18 ++++++++++++++++++
 2 files changed, 21 insertions(+)

--- a/zconf/lsluns
+++ b/zconf/lsluns
@@ -174,6 +174,9 @@ $PROGRAM_NAME [-c <busid>] ... [-p <wwpn
 
     List LUNs discovered in the Fibre Channel (FC) Storage Area Network (SAN).
     This causes extra SAN traffic for each target port WWPN.
+      Discovering LUNs only makes sense for NPIV-enabled FCP devices
+    without zfcp automatic LUN scan. zfcp automatic LUN scan is available
+    as of kernel version 2.6.37, if not disabled with zfcp.allow_lun_scan=0.
 
 $PROGRAM_NAME -a [-c <busid>] ... [-p <wwpn>] ... [-h] [-v]
 
--- a/zconf/lsluns.8
+++ b/zconf/lsluns.8
@@ -46,6 +46,24 @@ encryption, use other tools such as
 or
 .BR "lsscsi \-tv" .
 
+.SS Details on lsluns without -a option
+
+.TP
+Prerequisite
+Discovering LUNs only makes sense for NPIV-enabled FCP devices
+without zfcp automatic LUN scan. zfcp automatic LUN scan is available
+as of kernel version 2.6.37, if not disabled with zfcp.allow_lun_scan=0.
+
+With available and enabled zfcp automatic LUN scan,
+the kernel already performs LUN discovery.
+
+.TP
+Temporary LUN Attachment
+If not attached already, lsluns temporarily attaches LUN 0
+(or if this fails the WLUN 0xc101000000000000) during runtime.
+Do not terminate lsluns with a signal. Signals interfere
+with the removal of temporarily attached LUNs.
+
 .SH OPTIONS
 .TP
 .BR \-a ", " \-\-active