Poor quality of multipath-tools
I'm quite concerned about the poor quality of multipath-tools. This is
an absolutely vital application for many, required to even get a machine
There are a lot of outstanding bugs:
* Fails to run kpartx when it should. This would have been detectable
with a trivial amount of testing. #376161
* Wrong path to scsi_id. #358985, 99 days old.
* PID file handling is broken. #294066, 1y 145d old, patch available.
* Doesn't integrate into *ANY* initrd system. Means that systems that
need multipath can't even *BOOT*. initrd patch available for 1y 193d.
I will be packaging up my own multipath-tools-initramfs package so that
the last problem can at least be solved for those of us that need to be
able to boot a multipath system.
I am gravely concerned, though, about the lack of attention this package
is receiving. Does anyone intend to give it some TLC anytime soon?
For those that have a fibre channel setup where multipath-tools is
required, this is probably one of the most critical packages on the