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Unnecessary spaces in "multipath -l" command output

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Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 3 (SLES 11 SP3)

Situation

When using SLES 11 SP3 with multipath enabled, an output of the command
"multipath -l | cat -ve" does for example show the following output:
 
14945540000000000f86756dce9286158be4c6e3567e75ba5 dm-3 IET     ,VIRTUAL-DISK    $ 
size=8.0M features='0' hwhandler='0' wp=rw$ 
|-+- policy='service-time 0' prio=0 status=active$ 
| `- 3:0:0:64 sdi 8:128 active undef running$ 
`-+- policy='service-time 0' prio=0 status=enabled$ 
 `- 4:0:0:64 sdq 65:0  active undef running$ 

Extra spaces after IET and VIRTUAL-DISK can be seen in the above output. 


The same output in SLES 11 SP2 does not show these spaces: 


14945540000000000f86756dce9286158be4c6e3567e75ba5 dm-10 IET,VIRTUAL-DISK$ 
size=8.0M features='1 queue_if_no_path' hwhandler='0' wp=rw$ 
|-+- policy='round-robin 0' prio=0 status=active$ 
| `- 7:0:0:64 sdu 65:64 active undef running$ 
`-+- policy='round-robin 0' prio=0 status=enabled$ 
  `- 6:0:0:64 sdt 65:48 active undef running$

Resolution

This is a bug, and it is already fixed, but not yet released.
While waiting for an official fix, contact Novell Technical Services (NTS) to get a Program Temporary Fix (PTF). 

Additional Information

Using "multipath -ll" also shows the same issue. 

Disclaimer

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  • Document ID:7014442
  • Creation Date:23-JAN-14
  • Modified Date:12-FEB-14
    • SUSESUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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