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+The device-mapper uevent code adds the capability to device-mapper to create
+and send kobject uevents (uevents). Previously device-mapper events were only
+available through the ioctl interface. The advantage of the uevents interface
+is the event contains environment attributes providing increased context for
+the event avoiding the need to query the state of the device-mapper device after
+the event is received.
+
+There are two functions currently for device-mapper events. The first function
+listed creates the event and the second function sends the event(s).
+
+void dm_path_uevent(enum dm_uevent_type event_type, struct dm_target *ti,
+ const char *path, unsigned nr_valid_paths)
+
+void dm_send_uevents(struct list_head *events, struct kobject *kobj)
+
+
+The variables added to the uevent environment are:
+
+Variable Name: DM_TARGET
+Uevent Action(s): KOBJ_CHANGE
+Type: string
+Description:
+Value: Name of device-mapper target that generated the event.
+
+Variable Name: DM_ACTION
+Uevent Action(s): KOBJ_CHANGE
+Type: string
+Description:
+Value: Device-mapper specific action that caused the uevent action.
+ PATH_FAILED - A path has failed.
+ PATH_REINSTATED - A path has been reinstated.
+
+Variable Name: DM_SEQNUM
+Uevent Action(s): KOBJ_CHANGE
+Type: unsigned integer
+Description: A sequence number for this specific device-mapper device.
+Value: Valid unsigned integer range.
+
+Variable Name: DM_PATH
+Uevent Action(s): KOBJ_CHANGE
+Type: string
+Description: Major and minor number of the path device pertaining to this
+event.
+Value: Path name in the form of "Major:Minor"
+
+Variable Name: DM_NR_VALID_PATHS
+Uevent Action(s): KOBJ_CHANGE
+Type: unsigned integer
+Description:
+Value: Valid unsigned integer range.
+
+Variable Name: DM_NAME
+Uevent Action(s): KOBJ_CHANGE
+Type: string
+Description: Name of the device-mapper device.
+Value: Name
+
+Variable Name: DM_UUID
+Uevent Action(s): KOBJ_CHANGE
+Type: string
+Description: UUID of the device-mapper device.
+Value: UUID. (Empty string if there isn't one.)
+
+An example of the uevents generated as captured by udevmonitor is shown
+below.
+
+1.) Path failure.
+UEVENT[1192521009.711215] change@/block/dm-3
+ACTION=change
+DEVPATH=/block/dm-3
+SUBSYSTEM=block
+DM_TARGET=multipath
+DM_ACTION=PATH_FAILED
+DM_SEQNUM=1
+DM_PATH=8:32
+DM_NR_VALID_PATHS=0
+DM_NAME=mpath2
+DM_UUID=mpath-35333333000002328
+MINOR=3
+MAJOR=253
+SEQNUM=1130
+
+2.) Path reinstate.
+UEVENT[1192521132.989927] change@/block/dm-3
+ACTION=change
+DEVPATH=/block/dm-3
+SUBSYSTEM=block
+DM_TARGET=multipath
+DM_ACTION=PATH_REINSTATED
+DM_SEQNUM=2
+DM_PATH=8:32
+DM_NR_VALID_PATHS=1
+DM_NAME=mpath2
+DM_UUID=mpath-35333333000002328
+MINOR=3
+MAJOR=253
+SEQNUM=1131