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Bug Fix Advisory device-mapper-multipath bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2008:0128-3
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2008-03-10
Last updated on: 2008-03-10
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.1.z server)

Details

Updated device-mapper-multipath packages that fix a bug are now available.

The device-mapper-multipath packages provide tools to manage multipath
devices by giving the device-mapper multipath kernel module instructions on
what to do, as well as by managing the creation and removal of partitions
for device-mapper devices.

These updated device-mapper-multipath packages fix a bug that occurs when
running multipath on a device containing the root filesystem. On such
systems, multiple path faults and recovery events could result in the
multipathed host becoming unresponsive.

In order to bring a failed path back online, some multipath devices require
a priority callout program. These programs are located on a ramfs; however,
they were not statically compiled, and needed libraries that were located
on the root filesystem. To fix this, all priority callouts are now
statically compiled.

Users are advised to upgrade to these updated device-mapper-multipath
packages, which resolve this issue.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_58_10188

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-12.el5_1.3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0219
    MD5: 584dff68f020edd7f595dbf31a5a61b5
 
IA-32:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-12.el5_1.3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0410
    MD5: f37b1193698c763b4d70080b186a2750
kpartx-0.4.7-12.el5_1.3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0410
    MD5: fc9458808612953a85979449ee15fc77
 
IA-64:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-12.el5_1.3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0410
    MD5: 8faa653c5e786ec3fd95a5f6ea2e6353
kpartx-0.4.7-12.el5_1.3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0410
    MD5: 68c86eba7f9b40d40bdea215f6bfaa00
 
PPC:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-12.el5_1.3.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0410
    MD5: 8975f29deeca4ed56e12a14ac226ec1c
kpartx-0.4.7-12.el5_1.3.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0410
    MD5: a9fc1f04c31392a37b4e575d454326ea
 
s390x:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-12.el5_1.3.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0410
    MD5: 00d3fe8c885257a8fcecceb6ba97e44d
kpartx-0.4.7-12.el5_1.3.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0410
    MD5: 7ae96d2198cd10cb68d50484b90d4057
 
x86_64:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-12.el5_1.3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0410
    MD5: 27d7993c3c2bf5e197ccefd72794e328
kpartx-0.4.7-12.el5_1.3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0410
    MD5: 0e839c532419752bf64435f3f413aafb
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-12.el5_1.3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0219
    MD5: 584dff68f020edd7f595dbf31a5a61b5
 
IA-32:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-12.el5_1.3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0410
    MD5: f37b1193698c763b4d70080b186a2750
kpartx-0.4.7-12.el5_1.3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0410
    MD5: fc9458808612953a85979449ee15fc77
 
x86_64:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-12.el5_1.3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0410
    MD5: 27d7993c3c2bf5e197ccefd72794e328
kpartx-0.4.7-12.el5_1.3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0410
    MD5: 0e839c532419752bf64435f3f413aafb
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.1.z server)

SRPMS:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-12.el5_1.3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0219
    MD5: 584dff68f020edd7f595dbf31a5a61b5
 
IA-32:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-12.el5_1.3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0219
    MD5: f37b1193698c763b4d70080b186a2750
kpartx-0.4.7-12.el5_1.3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0219
    MD5: fc9458808612953a85979449ee15fc77
 
IA-64:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-12.el5_1.3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0219
    MD5: 8faa653c5e786ec3fd95a5f6ea2e6353
kpartx-0.4.7-12.el5_1.3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0219
    MD5: 68c86eba7f9b40d40bdea215f6bfaa00
 
PPC:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-12.el5_1.3.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0219
    MD5: 8975f29deeca4ed56e12a14ac226ec1c
kpartx-0.4.7-12.el5_1.3.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0219
    MD5: a9fc1f04c31392a37b4e575d454326ea
 
s390x:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-12.el5_1.3.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0219
    MD5: 00d3fe8c885257a8fcecceb6ba97e44d
kpartx-0.4.7-12.el5_1.3.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0219
    MD5: 7ae96d2198cd10cb68d50484b90d4057
 
x86_64:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-12.el5_1.3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0219
    MD5: 27d7993c3c2bf5e197ccefd72794e328
kpartx-0.4.7-12.el5_1.3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2008:0219
    MD5: 0e839c532419752bf64435f3f413aafb
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

431947 - [NetApp-S 5.2 bug] RHEL 5.1 root device multipathed host freezes during FCP path faults



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