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  • 15. Re: Patch 144500-19 and EMC PowerPath
    bobthesungeek76036 Pro
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    EMC Engineering is working on a patch for PowerPath 5.3 to resolve this issue.
  • 16. Re: Patch 144500-19 and EMC PowerPath
    dono - moderator - oracle Newbie
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    Quick update.

    The following note is being added to the README of 144500-19 to warn customers about this issue:

    "Do not install this patch on systems running EMC PowerPath, as all currently
    released EMC PowerPath versions (as of August 18th 2011) are incompatible with
    this patch.
    EMC PowerPath is using a private Solaris structure which was modified in this
    patch to fix a race condition. Applications should not use private Solaris
    interfaces as they are subject to change.
    EMC PowerPath Engineering is working on a 5.3 patch release to resolve this
    issue and have published ETA emc275344 on https://powerlink.emc.com, which
    contains further information."


    Oracle are making every effort to assist EMC in getting a fix to customers for this issue and in the meantime ensuring that everything possible is being done to ensure that susceptible customers do not unwittingly hit this issue.

    In addition, the current "NOTE 9" is being completely removed from the README of 144500-19, to avoid any further confusion:

    NOTE 9: This patch causes a minor issue with systems using EMCPowerPath,
    as explained below:

    On changing the label of a EMC PowerPath pseudo disk from EFI to SMI,
    the pseudo disk with a new SMI label may not have the :h device node
    created.

    For example, an affected SMI labeled EMC PowerPath pseudo disk
    contains only :a to :g device nodes and not :h device node, as
    shown below:

    #ls -l /dev/rdsk/emcpower4*
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root other 33 Nov 13 21:43 /dev/rdsk/emcpower4a -> ../../devices/pseudo/emcp@4:a,raw
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root other 33 Nov 13 21:43 /dev/rdsk/emcpower4b -> ../../devices/pseudo/emcp@4:b,raw
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root other 33 Nov 13 21:43 /dev/rdsk/emcpower4c -> ../../devices/pseudo/emcp@4:c,raw
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root other 33 Nov 13 21:43 /dev/rdsk/emcpower4d -> ../../devices/pseudo/emcp@4:d,raw
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root other 33 Nov 13 21:43 /dev/rdsk/emcpower4e -> ../../devices/pseudo/emcp@4:e,raw
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root other 33 Nov 13 21:43 /dev/rdsk/emcpower4f -> ../../devices/pseudo/emcp@4:f,raw
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root other 33 Nov 13 21:43 /dev/rdsk/emcpower4g -> ../../devices/pseudo/emcp@4:g,raw

    To resolve this issue, please update EMC PowerPath to version 5.5
    or later release.
  • 17. Re: Patch 144500-19 and EMC PowerPath
    bobthesungeek76036 Pro
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    FYI - emc275344 has been updated. EMC PowerPath 5.3 P02 for Solaris (which will fix this issue) is due to be released October 7th.
  • 18. Re: Patch 144500-19 and EMC PowerPath
    user215819 Newbie
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    Today is the target date for the release of the EMC patch. I can't find any notifications but looks as though I will need to register for support updates with EMC. Anyone have any information on this patch?

    Thanks
  • 19. Re: Patch 144500-19 and EMC PowerPath
    ML Starkey-Oracle Journeyer
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    Perhaps there is an EMC discussion group that could better answer that question.
  • 20. Re: Patch 144500-19 and EMC PowerPath
    bobthesungeek76036 Pro
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    The ETA has not been updated but the PowerPath release for Solaris has. If you log on to PowerLink and search downloads for Solaris PowerPath you will find 5.3.0.2 for was released on Friday.
  • 21. Re: Patch 144500-19 and EMC PowerPath
    Yavor Nikolov Explorer
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    I confirm that the updated version of PowerPath (5.3.P02_b001) which EMC has released on time (Oct 7, 2011) solves the problem. After updating to that PowerPath release we managed to successfully update Solaris kernel to 144500-19 and subsequently to 147440-03. (Including upgrade to Solaris 10 Update 10 worked fine too).
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