Bug 452876 - pvcreate incorrect (RHEL 5.1) in Using Device Mapper Multipath document
pvcreate incorrect (RHEL 5.1) in Using Device Mapper Multipath document
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: DM-Multipath_Guide (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Steven J. Levine
Content Services Development
: Documentation
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Blocks: 457426 457427
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Reported: 2008-06-25 11:23 EDT by Brad Hinson
Modified: 2009-08-19 23:49 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-02-13 14:05:19 EST
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Description Brad Hinson 2008-06-25 11:23:16 EDT
Description of problem:

The "Using Device-Mapper Multipath 5.1 Configuration and Administration"
manual says to run pvcreate with /dev/mpath/mpath0   Chapter 2, section
4, page 8.

This should be changed to /dev/mapper/mpath0.  The reasons are outlined in this
knowledgebase article:


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
"Using Device-Mapper Multipath 5.1 Configuration and Administration"
Section 2.4
Comment 1 RHEL Product and Program Management 2008-06-25 11:44:54 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.  Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products.  This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update
Comment 2 Don Domingo 2008-06-25 21:29:26 EDT
Hi Brad,

can you give me a link to the book in question? I assume it's posted on
www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise? That way I can assign this bug to the
correct person. :-)
Comment 4 Don Domingo 2008-06-29 19:30:08 EDT
reassigning to Steven Levine.
Comment 5 Steven J. Levine 2008-07-31 12:32:44 EDT
I have corrected the pvcreate example and added the information from the kBase
article about device locations to the 5.1 version of the manual. I have
requested that the corrected 5.1 version of the manual be pushed out to the docs
web site, with RT 26342.
Comment 8 Michael Hideo 2008-10-30 23:43:33 EDT
No rpm package associated with this. Will push to redhat.com/docs

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