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Id RHBA-2012:1599-01
Name Red Hat 2012:1599-01 RHBA device-mapper-multipath bug fix update for RHEL 5 x86
Vendor Name red_hat
Product None
Content Type Recommended Recommended
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Operating System(s) Linux 
Released On 20 Dec 2012 12:00:00

RHBA-2012:1599-01

Red Hat 2012:1599-01 RHBA device-mapper-multipath bug fix update for RHEL 5 x86

Vendor Name

red_hat

Product

None

Released On

20 Dec 2012 12:00:00

Url

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2012-1599.html

Description

LSAC(v2)
The device-mapper-multipath packages provide tools to manage multipath devices using the device-mapper multipath kernel module. This update fixes the following bug: * If the initrd RAM disk was not rebuilt when a new storage device was added to the system, the new device could be assigned a user_friendly_names value that collided with a value already assigned to another device. Consequently, the original device then stopped working correctly. Now, the multipathd daemon accepts the "-B" option, which makes the user_friendly_names bindings file read-only. When initrd calls multipath with the "-B" option, devices without a binding to a user_friendly_names use their World Wide Identifier (WWID) instead, thus fixing this bug. (BZ#858010) All users of device-mapper-multipath are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.

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