Bug#567014: multipath-tools-boot: dm-emc is history

Ferenc Wagner wferi at niif.hu
Wed Jan 27 14:51:52 UTC 2010

Guido Günther <agx at sigxcpu.org> writes:

> On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 03:00:05PM +0100, Ferenc Wagner wrote:
>> Guido Günther <agx at sigxcpu.org> writes:
>>> On Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 06:02:06PM +0100, Ferenc Wagner wrote:
>>>> message during boot, as this module isn't present in the current
>>>> 2.6.32-trunk kernel, it's replaced by scsi_dh_emc (and co) if I
>>>> see it correctly.  Please correct the hook script.
>>> Good catch! IMHO we should keep the old stuff for old kernels and all
>>> the handlers from drivers/scsi/device_handler. Care enough to send a
>>> patch?
>> Thanks for the prompt response.  Actually, the SCSI device handlers are
>> included in the initramfs nevertheless, probably as a consequence of the
>> MODULES=most default in initramfs.conf, so that isn't an issue.
> But you need to explicitly load them, don't you? 

No, it gets loaded automatically.  I have to invoke kpartx and vgchange
only, as described in #567019.

>> Do you think it's a good idea to support kernels already retired from
>> unstable?
> Yes since makes backports to Lenny, etc. much easier. Also people might
> update multipath-tools first and then the kernel (although this probably
> won't happen due to udev requiring a fairly recent kernel).

Yes, I asked because of the udev dependency.  Anyway, it's no big deal.

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