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Recommended update for multipath-tools


(Last modified: 28APR2006)

solutions Recommended update for multipath-tools SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (dc9b41e37e859c5937ae3f3e52b07a1f)

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-10979
Release: 20060428
Obsoletes: none


Every user of multipath-tools should install this update.



Problem description

This update fixes several problems when using multipathing:
  • DASD devices are disabled by default
  • Debug messages have been disabled
  • Device blacklisting has been implemented
  • Return value from multipath has been fixed
  • Handling of EMC storage has been fixed
  • FAILBACK can now be specified
  • mpath_prio_netapp has been added for NetApp targets
  • no_path_retry extensions have been added.


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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