Bug 167440 - fdisk on /dev/mapper/xxxx entries gives error when re-reading modified partition table
fdisk on /dev/mapper/xxxx entries gives error when re-reading modified partit...
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 160277
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: device-mapper-multipath (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Alasdair Kergon
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Reported: 2005-09-02 13:35 EDT by Stoo Davies
Modified: 2010-01-11 21:21 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-10-03 18:17:19 EDT
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Description Stoo Davies 2005-09-02 13:35:39 EDT
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Description of problem:
I am doing some initial testing on RHES4-U2 beta release, in particular I'm testing dm-multipath/multipath-tools with a 3PAR storage array.
When trying to partition the /dev/mapper/xxxxx devices fdisk gives the following error...
Command (m for help): w
The partition table has been altered!
Calling ioctl() to re-read partition table.
WARNING: Re-reading the partition table failed with error 22: Invalid argument.
The kernel still uses the old table.
The new table will be used at the next reboot.
Syncing disks.

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Steps to Reproduce:
Setup a multipathed device with the multipath command
Run fdisk on the created disk device
Save out partition table

Actual Results:  Table was not re-read

Expected Results:  Table should of been re-read and used by the kernel

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Comment 1 Alasdair Kergon 2005-10-03 18:17:19 EDT
The kernel can't use the partition tables on these devices.

Instead we run 'kpartx' to set them up from userspace using device-mapper.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 160277 ***

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