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Re: ataraid(4) and VOP_OPENing the same block device

2008/8/26 Quentin Garnier <>:

> I don't think there is any need of opening the devices multiple times.
> The ataraid(4) driver should open all the necessary devices for all its
> arrays, and then use them.  In your example, ataraid0 "owns" wd3 and
> wd4, so why would it need to have them opened multiple times?

Perhaps I didn't explain this correctly before. In my example I got ataraid0
and (like you said) it owns the disks wd3 and wd4, but my problem is related
to the fact that ld0 owns the same VBLK vnode on the same devices than
ld1 wants to have access to... therefore once ld0 has taken (and locked) the
vnode via VOP_OPEN, subsequents openings to the vnode are failing with EBUSY.

At least that's my understanding. I don't know if you are allowed to
bdevvp() on the same VBLK vnode either, but this call seems to succeed...
I'd assume it's allowed.

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