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Recommended update for multipath-tools


(Last modified: 10APR2007)

solutions Recommended update for multipath-tools SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (50a09df999d08419aedf7788ac4e8e84)

Applies to

Package: multipath-tools
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-11474
Release: 20070410
Obsoletes: none


All users of multipath-tools should install this update.



Problem description

Several issues have been fixed with this update:
  • multipathd will not detect a recovered link
  • multipath will not detect devices with long serial numbers
  • pp_alua priority callout will not work on devices with large minor numbers
  • device-mapper output has been fixed
  • multipathd might drop log messages
  • multipathd might crash if multipath is terminated unexpectedly


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh multipath-tools.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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