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Bug 155430 - RHEL4: mount is unable to mount by label with multiple active paths to a device
RHEL4: mount is unable to mount by label with multiple active paths to a device
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: util-linux (Show other bugs)
All Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Karel Zak
Ben Levenson
: 168100 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: 156322
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Reported: 2005-04-20 05:50 EDT by Karel Zak
Modified: 2013-10-31 01:44 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2005-669
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-10-05 12:52:44 EDT
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2005:669 qe-ready SHIPPED_LIVE util-linux bug fix update 2005-10-05 00:00:00 EDT

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Description Karel Zak 2005-04-20 05:50:28 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #116300 +++

Description of problem:
The new version of the mount command (mount-2.11y-31.1) 
checks /proc/partitions for duplicate listings of devices containing 
the same label. If multiple labels do exist, the mount will fail. 

from mount_one() in mount.c
nspec = get_spec_by_volume_label(spec+6);
if (nspec)
nspec2 = second_occurrence_of_vol_label(spec+6);
if (nspec2) {
if (verbose)
printf(_("mount: the label %s occurs on "
"both %s and %s\n"),
spec+6, nspec, nspec2);
die (EX_FAIL,
_("mount: %s duplicate - not mounted"),
spec, _PATH_FSTAB);

With PowerPath, there are multiple active paths to the same LUN.  
Since there are multiple active paths, the new version of mount does 
not allow the devices to be mounted by label.  
Request to modify this to allow for mounting of PowerPath devices by 
Comment 8 Karel Zak 2005-09-12 11:13:35 EDT
*** Bug 168100 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 11 Red Hat Bugzilla 2005-10-05 12:52:44 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.

Comment 13 Mark Bradbury 2005-11-17 06:10:18 EST
This also happens in AS 3 is there going to be a ERRATA released for AS 3 aswell ?
Comment 14 Karel Zak 2005-11-18 05:24:29 EST
Yes. Fixed also in RHEL3-U6. See bug #116300 and Errata 2005:626.

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