[Bug 1583563] Re: System will not start with multipathd enabled

Dimitri John Ledkov launchpad at surgut.co.uk
Thu May 19 12:13:50 UTC 2016

That's expected. one must configure multipath devices too, if enabling
this post-install.

Or use installer to install system onto multipath devices from the
start, with correct multipath config, fstab and zipl.

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  System will not start with multipathd enabled

Status in Ubuntu on IBM z Systems:
Status in multipath-tools package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  If I do these three commands on a fresh Ubuntu clone which has one
  pair of FCP devices pointing to a LUN:

  # apt-get -y install multipath-tools
  # systemctl enable multipathd
  # reboot

  The system will not come back up. It seems to spin with the messages:
  “A start job is running for Device-M...vice Controller (<x> / 1min
  30s)”  In 90 seconds it times out and starts counting again.

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