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Recommended update for multipath-tools


(Last modified: 19NOV2007)

solutions Recommended update for multipath-tools SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (f0f31cfa901fa2452f5f72bc0a2122ed)

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
Open Enterprise Server
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Patch: patch-11770
Release: 20071119
Obsoletes: none


Every user of multipath-tools should install this update.



Problem description

This update...
  • allows to specify additional capabilities like hardware_handler from the multipath section in multipath.conf.
  • fixes a problem with the boot.multipath init script, which would print errorneous messages during start.
  • fixes a problem where the multipath setup failed due to invalid hardware handler definitions.
  • uses the 'cciss_tur' checker for cciss devices per default.
  • fixes a bug where the multipath daemon might crash on shutdown.


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 -Fhv multipath-tools.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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