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 12:25:02 UTC 2015

On Tuesday 23 June 2015 03:42 PM, Ritesh Raj Sarraf wrote:
> We have some content here, warning users that they do need to update
> initramfs.
> So I think what needs to be added is the english for:
> * set user_friend_names = yes
> * multipath -F
> * multipath -v3
> * update-initramfs

Here's what I've added.

rrs at learner:~/Community/Packaging/multipath-tools (master)$ git diff
diff --git a/debian/multipath-tools.README.Debian
index 73d5088..d03dbb4 100644
--- a/debian/multipath-tools.README.Debian
+++ b/debian/multipath-tools.README.Debian
@@ -25,6 +25,20 @@ feature can change unexpectedly across reboots. A
more stable solution for
 This device should be accessible as /dev/mapper/diskbox1-lun0.
+If using user_friendly_names = yes, please ensure that your
+file gets propagated to the initramfs.
+For that, please follow the following steps:
+1) set "user_friendly_names = yes" in /etc/multipath.conf
+2) Run `multipath -F` to flush your device maps. For root on multipath
+   this could still be tricky
+3) Run `multipath -v3` to read your /etc/multipath.conf changes.
+4) Run `update-initramfs -u -k all` to update your initramfs images.
 Where did my FC-connected filesystem go?
 If you were previously mounting a device connected to your system by
16:25 ♒♒♒  ☺   

Ritesh Raj Sarraf | http://people.debian.org/~rrs
Debian - The Universal Operating System

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