Why Can I See "device-mapper: error adding target to table & multipath: error getting device" in System Log File

(Doc ID 2266982.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.9 and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

Error messages like below are logged onto /var/log/messages occasionally:

Changes

They are logged when identifying the device(ex. /dev/sda above), or restarting multipathd.

Cause

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