Bug 175497 - libsysfs located in /usr/lib makes multipath fail on boot
libsysfs located in /usr/lib makes multipath fail on boot
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: sysfsutils (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jarod Wilson
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Reported: 2005-12-11 17:53 EST by Victoriano Giralt
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-02-05 16:44:18 EST
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Description Victoriano Giralt 2005-12-11 17:53:11 EST
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Description of problem:
Multipath userland tool depends on libsysfs. As this library is located in /usr/lib, and /usr not being mounted in early statup phases, multipath cannot start and prepare multipath devices appropriatelly.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install device-mapper-multipath
2.Reboot the system
3.multipaht fails

Expected Results:  multipath shpuld have worked

Additional info:

Problem is solved with following commands:

# cp /usr/lib/libsysfs.so.1.0.2 .
# ln -s libsysfs.so.1.0.2 libsysfs.so.1
# ln -s libsysfs.so.1.0.2 libsysfs.so
# ldconfig
Comment 3 Neil Horman 2005-12-12 10:50:35 EST
how are you using multipath during bootup?

Are you just trying to multipath your rootfs?
If so, how did you build your initrd?

Are you using any additional scripts during startup with multipath?
If so, you should use /sbin/multipath.static instead.
Comment 6 Jarod Wilson 2007-02-05 16:44:18 EST
Closing, based on lack of response to the bug for over a year now.

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