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Recommended update for device-mapper


(Last modified: 05DEC2005)

solutions Recommended update for device-mapper SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (a2a434e89b659761117208363f4348fa)

Applies to

Package: device-mapper
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
Open Enterprise Server
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Patch: patch-10590
Release: 20051205
Obsoletes: none


Everyone should update.



Problem description

  • increase ioctl buffer size from 16k to 256k to allow larger number of dm device visible by "dmsetup ls" and "dmsetup table"
  • add patch that avoids crash when wrong command line parameters are used with dmsetup (#102499)


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 device-mapper.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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