Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 603616
device mapper refuses to revive device despite the physical path being available
Last modified: 2013-01-10 22:04:10 EST
This bug has been copied from bug #599053 and has been proposed
to be backported to 5.5 z-stream (EUS).
zstream packages built.
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Due to the inability of multipathd (a path monitoring daemon) to distinguish between deleted and recently added but not yet fully initialized devices, it used to take more than a minute to remove a dead path and reload the device with a new one. This has been fixed and multipathd now removes the deleted devices immediately.
Verified again on device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-34.el5_5.4.x86_64.rpm kpartx-0.4.7-34.el5_5.4.x86_64.rpm
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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