Bug#788841: multipath-tools-boot: inclusion of /etc/multipath/bindings in initramfs on install contains race condition

Ritesh Raj Sarraf rrs at debian.org
Tue Jun 23 10:12:36 UTC 2015

On Tuesday 23 June 2015 03:38 PM, Ritesh Raj Sarraf wrote:
>> > will cause multipath-tools service to be started in the background and will not
>> > guarantee that the file exists before update-initramfs runs the hooks file to
>> > collect it.
> Very true. I guess the best resolution to this problem would be to
> document it in the README.Debian file.

We have some content here, warning users that they do need to update

So I think what needs to be added is the english for:

* set user_friend_names = yes
* multipath -F
* multipath -v3
* update-initramfs

Booting from multipathed devices
To enable booting from multipathed devices install the multipath-tools-boot
package. Be sure to update your bootloader configuration (e.g.
/boot/grub/menu.lst) to point to the multipathed root device afterwards.

By default this will be


If you set user_friendly_names = yes in /etc/multipath.conf, the path
to the device will be


If you make changes in multipath.conf, remember to run update-initramfs
so the
updated version of the configuration gets included in the initramfs.

 -- Guido Günther <agx at sigxcpu.org>  Tue, 20 Feb 2008 13:49:18 +0100

Ritesh Raj Sarraf | http://people.debian.org/~rrs
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