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Bug Fix Advisory device-mapper-multipath bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2010:0415-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2010-05-17
Last updated on: 2010-05-17
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

Updated device-mapper-multipath packages that fix two bugs 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.

This update addresses the following bug:

* During bootup, multipath was setting up queue_if_no_path on devices that asked
for it before multipathd was started. If paths to the device existed, but were
all unusable, multipath would queue all IO until multipathd started up. This
caused kpartx to hang when trying to read the partition table off the device.
The end result was that the entire machine would hang during bootup. Multipath
now does not enable queueing on newly created devices if multipathd has not
started up yet. This can be overridden with the new -q option. Multipathd will
enable queuing on the appropriate devices when it starts up. (BZ#584344)

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


Solution

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

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-34.el5_5.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0410
    MD5: 583f8c5aa1fc6a9a61480a75559d393b
SHA-256: 3e1b544b8d4c234038bcdb509afaaa9dc632ae0f33b674c6707df406af1f20d6
 
IA-32:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-34.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0410
    MD5: e0bbed4ccfbd281b484f9458a2be4923
SHA-256: fb74eb69b195dfac2e9fd7c43cc56bb5f8d687719bb70fa5eb7fdfdb2d5a0c15
kpartx-0.4.7-34.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0410
    MD5: 8efcc729deca450afab96fd766ecc31f
SHA-256: e84e611ba67bfe60ef0eecd01149bf9f0422674f0b4d62e767197ec9776db39e
 
IA-64:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-34.el5_5.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0410
    MD5: d9a1822a814234834e5624c7b8acc982
SHA-256: 7f98c4d3e533d6ea1b7562af6bc2823da9d2a43a173cab420da19b736f3e0356
kpartx-0.4.7-34.el5_5.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0410
    MD5: 2dacb2d5a03dfbbeef255f5b8adc791a
SHA-256: 19166869930068af4699326ef55332f08dcd06b0f0031a68fe01f657713d1dcd
 
PPC:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-34.el5_5.1.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0410
    MD5: cce477f148f139f0ce862fb86277be49
SHA-256: 3e03b62fbc68092d037bbeb79545e45d6a815c80f16f6a0f7f57e6536caae344
kpartx-0.4.7-34.el5_5.1.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0410
    MD5: 81d6cbe739fe657573c8b71d49a7de5d
SHA-256: a6943af105ddb2140afea94a800b8a637d95caf0a8dfa994bad14dba1cae5147
 
s390x:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-34.el5_5.1.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0410
    MD5: 42b596ea22d79297d6d6db03f6616c29
SHA-256: 0b937990a5403adc1ed5bf1ffa2bebf632cac6ecc853d2c9531c5d5a984298d3
kpartx-0.4.7-34.el5_5.1.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0410
    MD5: f9bbd7151dbd942447b0b8298ee6812c
SHA-256: 06623153e5761eb4ec0ece442c15abde0161ffabc4a8d03d14ecbbfdf60b82e9
 
x86_64:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-34.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0410
    MD5: 3d0bae7425880614063c15af6b91d281
SHA-256: dbfffaf7ce98e68e9f3e141f10d2eab6ddba425de1a830a4bcc29bf1c92796e1
kpartx-0.4.7-34.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0410
    MD5: 15031e12afd2783432af8535457695c2
SHA-256: fabbe4a5f4ae648d9f547298ff1b408fe3dd035013ea11764067df8964baf18f
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-34.el5_5.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0410
    MD5: 583f8c5aa1fc6a9a61480a75559d393b
SHA-256: 3e1b544b8d4c234038bcdb509afaaa9dc632ae0f33b674c6707df406af1f20d6
 
IA-32:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-34.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0410
    MD5: e0bbed4ccfbd281b484f9458a2be4923
SHA-256: fb74eb69b195dfac2e9fd7c43cc56bb5f8d687719bb70fa5eb7fdfdb2d5a0c15
kpartx-0.4.7-34.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0410
    MD5: 8efcc729deca450afab96fd766ecc31f
SHA-256: e84e611ba67bfe60ef0eecd01149bf9f0422674f0b4d62e767197ec9776db39e
 
x86_64:
device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-34.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0410
    MD5: 3d0bae7425880614063c15af6b91d281
SHA-256: dbfffaf7ce98e68e9f3e141f10d2eab6ddba425de1a830a4bcc29bf1c92796e1
kpartx-0.4.7-34.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0410
    MD5: 15031e12afd2783432af8535457695c2
SHA-256: fabbe4a5f4ae648d9f547298ff1b408fe3dd035013ea11764067df8964baf18f
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

584344 - System hangs on boot if multipath disks are in Not Ready state.



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