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Bug 452876 - pvcreate incorrect (RHEL 5.1) in Using Device Mapper Multipath document
Summary: pvcreate incorrect (RHEL 5.1) in Using Device Mapper Multipath document
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: DM-Multipath_Guide
Version: 5.3
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
: ---
Assignee: Steven J. Levine
QA Contact: Content Services Development
Depends On:
Blocks: 457426 457427
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-06-25 15:23 UTC by Brad Hinson
Modified: 2009-08-20 03:49 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-02-13 19:05:19 UTC
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Description Brad Hinson 2008-06-25 15:23:16 UTC
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 15:44:54 UTC
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 2008-06-26 01:29:26 UTC
Hi Brad,

can you give me a link to the book in question? I assume it's posted on That way I can assign this bug to the
correct person. :-)

Comment 4 Don Domingo 2008-06-29 23:30:08 UTC
reassigning to Steven Levine.

Comment 5 Steven J. Levine 2008-07-31 16:32:44 UTC
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 2008-10-31 03:43:33 UTC
No rpm package associated with this. Will push to

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