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Kernel update to version 4.4.156-94.57 breaks virtualization and multipath.

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3


After applying SLES12 SP3 Kernel 4.4.156-94.57-default, any access to multipath devices is refused with an I/O error.
The errors may also be seen when accessing any type of filesystem for example:
kernel: [ 2596.496125] EXT4-fs error: 184 callbacks suppressed
kernel: [ 2596.496131] EXT4-fs error (device vda1) in ext4_reserve_inode_write:5439: Out of memory
kernel: [ 2596.497423] EXT4-fs error (device vda1):
kernel: [   36.224474] device-mapper: multipath: Reinstating path 65:16.
kernel: [   36.224743] device-mapper: multipath: Failing path 65:16.
kernel: [   36.224888] device-mapper: multipath: Reinstating path 66:32.
kernel: [   36.225046] device-mapper: multipath: Failing path 66:32.


Patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP3-2018-2203 was released to address this issue.
The solution to this problem will be to upgrade kernel 4.4.156-94.57, to kernel 4.4.156-94.61.1

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  • Document ID:7023431
  • Creation Date: 10-Oct-2018
  • Modified Date:19-Feb-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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