Partition "is already in use, and is a partition of a different device"

(Doc ID 2391336.1)

Last updated on MAY 06, 2018

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.0 and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

 While using kpartx to detect newly created partitions, perhaps for use as ASM disks, we see the error below:

# kpartx -a /dev/mapper/mpathbp
mpathbp1 is already in use, and is a partition of a different device

Cause

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