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Recommended update for multipath-tools


(Last modified: 27MAY2005)

solutions Recommended update for multipath-tools SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (f9d8546006b309fdb96bf6932e0fdb1c)

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
Patch: patch-10194
Release: 20050527
Obsoletes: none


Everyone should update.



Problem description

  • Add hwtable entry for IBM DS6000. (#63903)
  • Do a rescan for devices if multipath command line option is set.
  • Fix devmap_name to use mapname and return proper status (#84748).
  • Don't complain about default prio callout command (#81695).
  • Reflect recent changes in boot.multipath as well as multipathd init scripts.
  • Actually fail paths when they are detected to be failed by multipathd (#81679).
  • killproc/startproc/checkproc can't be used with multipathd because of the way the daemon switches to its own namespace (#80443).
  • Use proper path checker for SGI TPC arrays.
  • Update hwtable entries for SGI TP9400 and SGI TP9500.
  • Write correct PID file (#80443).
  • Update to 0.4.4: pp_alua now licensed as GPL (#78628).
  • multipath-tools-oom-adj.patch: oom_adj to a valid value.
  • Update to 0.4.4-pre18 which fixes the multipathd to initialize correctly in the absence of a configuration file (79239).
  • Put multipath cache back into /dev because /var might not be mounted.
  • Correct hwtable entry SGI TP9400, TP9500 and IBM 3542.
  • Update to 0.4.4-pre16
  • Build against device-mapper.1.01.xx correctly.
  • Build w/o device-mapper update again.
  • Update to 0.4.4-pre14
  • Build versus device-mapper-1.01.01 to prevent deadlocks in kernel-space.
  • Fix devmap_name to work with udev.
  • Fix startup of multipathd w/o configuration file present.
  • Add path priority checker for EMC CLARiiON and make necessary adjustments so that it gets called by default (#62491).
  • Set the default udev dir to '/dev'
  • Fix to allocate default strings (#78056)
  • Fix default entry for TPC9500.
  • Added pp_alua path priority checker.
  • Update to multipath-tools-0.4.4-pre12.
  • Update to multipath-tools-0.4.4-pre10.
  • Update multipath to handle only true multipath devices (#62491).
  • Update kpartx to use the device mapper target name if available.
  • Add boot.multipath script for early set up of multipath targets.
  • Update devmap_name to select targets by table type (#62493).
  • Update to 0.4.2 and fix some bugs + add support for the extended DM multipath kernel module. (#47491)


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

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