SUMMARY: Will running luxadm -e forcelip interrupt volume activity on live volumes

From: Romeo Theriault <>
Date: Tue Jun 16 2009 - 20:51:47 EDT
Thank you, Jim Musso and Julius Greguss for your responses. It seems that
the consensus is to schedule some downtime to do this operation and stop all
IO to the affected volumes.


On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 12:54 AM, Romeo Theriault

> Hi Folks, I have a Solaris 9 Sparc box that connects to a Netapp SAN via
> Fiber Channel. A few of the old luns (now removed) are showing up as
> "failing" in the output of cfgadm -o show_FCP_dev -al on the Solaris box.
> I've found in Veritas documentation that to clear out these "failing"
> entries, as the luns don't exist anymore. I need to do a luxadm -e forcelip
> /path/to/hba/port on each of the HBA ports to force the HBA to probe the
> targets again, at which point the old lun entries should show up as
> "unuable" and I can remove them in the usual way. But my real question is:
> Is running luxadm -e forcelip on a live production host with live volumes
> safe? Is this going to momentarily cause the machine to lose access to it's
> luns and possible cause lots of havoc?
> Advice is very much appreciated,
> --
> Romeo Theriault
> System Administrator
> Information Technology Services

Romeo Theriault
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