'multipath -ll' shows device names different than what is configured in the bindings_file in RHEL 5 or 6

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  • multipath -ll shows devices that are named differently than what is in the bindings_file
  • My multipath maps are named incorrectly

  • If I query multipath for mpath1 it returns mpath7:

    # multipath -ll mpath1
    mpath7 (360050768018105b608000000000002d5) dm-7 IBM,2145
    [size=32G][features=1 queue_if_no_path][hwhandler=0][rw]
    \_ round-robin 0 [prio=100][active]
     \_ 1:0:1:7 sdaf 65:240 [active][ready]
     \_ 0:0:1:7 sdp  8:240  [active][ready]
    \_ round-robin 0 [prio=20][enabled]
     \_ 0:0:0:7 sdh  8:112  [active][ready]
     \_ 1:0:0:7 sdx  65:112 [active][ready]


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6
  • / resides on a multipath device

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