Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 174367
rc.sysinit multipath needs to be multipath.static
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:57:00 EDT
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Description of problem:
/etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit should use /sbin/multipath.static instead of /sbin/multipath to set up multipath devices at boot. The /sbin/multipath binary uses a shared library which is installed in /usr/lib, which will not be mounted yet if /usr is not the same filesystem as /root. This causes the multipath invocation to fail, which causes multipath devices to not get set up early enough for the filesystems to get mounted.
The same may be true of /sbin/dmraid although I have not tested this, there is a /sbin/dmraid.static so it may make sense to make this change as well.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install with /usr a different filesystem than /
2. Set up a multipath device
3. Reboot, note loader error at boot, and multipath device missing from /dev/mapper
Created attachment 121553 [details]
Patch for /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 168321 ***