Bug 174367 - rc.sysinit multipath needs to be multipath.static
rc.sysinit multipath needs to be multipath.static
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 168321
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2005-11-28 11:14 EST by Jeff Thomas
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:57 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-11-28 14:38:24 EST
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Patch for /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit (2.67 KB, patch)
2005-11-28 11:17 EST, Jeff Thomas
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Description Jeff Thomas 2005-11-28 11:14:53 EST
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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


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Comment 1 Jeff Thomas 2005-11-28 11:17:29 EST
Created attachment 121553 [details]
Patch for /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2005-11-28 14:38:24 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 168321 ***

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