Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 178419
/sbin/multipath fails when /usr filesystem is a separate partition
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:57:44 EDT
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Description of problem:
When the device-mapper-multipath package is installed, /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit tries to start /sbin/multipath. /sbin/multipath fails, because it needs to load libsysfs.so.1, which is located in the /usr filesystem. The /usr filesystem is not mounted at this time, only the root filesystem is.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RHEL4 U2 with a separate /usr filesystem
2. Install device-mapper-multipath
3. Reboot and watch output
Actual Results: /sbin/multipath fails and complains about missing libsysfs.so.1
Expected Results: /sbin/multipath should work with error message and actually do it's job.
You need to run /sbin/multipath.static instead of /sbin/multipath, just like you do with the lvm commands. /sbin/multipath.static is already there, you just need to fix the /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 168321 ***