Error: DM multipath kernel driver version too old

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 3


After updating to kernel version, multipath commands fail with the following message:
DM multipath kernel driver version too old


To resolve this issue, upgrade to at least kernel version, which was released on July 2, 2011.

Additional Information

The multipath ioctl interface version was changed in the new kernel version. This change exposed a bug in the version handling routine of the multipath library, which prevents the multipath daemon from initializing.


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  • Document ID:7008914
  • Creation Date: 29-Jun-2011
  • Modified Date:23-Mar-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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