kpartx - create device mappings for partitions

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Updates Main amd64
Package filename kpartx_0.5.0+git1.656f8865-5ubuntu2.5_amd64.deb
Package name kpartx
Package version 0.5.0+git1.656f8865
Package release 5ubuntu2.5
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category admin
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 24.15 KB
Installed size 82.00 KB
Kpartx can be used to set up device mappings for the partitions of any
partitioned block device. It is part of the Linux multipath-tools.


Package Version Architecture Repository
kpartx_0.5.0+git1.656f8865-5ubuntu2.5_i386.deb 0.5.0+git1.656f8865 i386 Ubuntu Updates Main
kpartx_0.5.0+git1.656f8865-5ubuntu2_i386.deb 0.5.0+git1.656f8865 i386 Ubuntu Main
kpartx_0.5.0+git1.656f8865-5ubuntu2_amd64.deb 0.5.0+git1.656f8865 amd64 Ubuntu Main
kpartx - - -


Name Value
dmsetup >= 2:1.02.24
libc6 >= 2.7
libdevmapper1.02.1 >= 2:1.02.97
udev >> 136-1


Name Value
multipath-tools << 0.4.7-3


Type URL
Binary Package kpartx_0.5.0+git1.656f8865-5ubuntu2.5_amd64.deb
Source Package multipath-tools

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install kpartx deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install kpartx




2017-03-28 - Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre <>
multipath-tools (0.5.0+git1.656f8865-5ubuntu2.5) xenial; urgency=medium
* debian/initramfs/hooks: drop dm-emc (it hasn't existed since 2.6.27) and
add dm-queue-length: it's required on some hardware, such as XtremIO, where
it is the default path selector. (LP: #1673350)
2017-02-09 - Hua Zhang <>
multipath-tools (0.5.0+git1.656f8865-5ubuntu2.4) xenial; urgency=medium
* debian/patches/wait-for-udev-in-dm_simplecmd_noflush.patch:
- Cherrypick from upstream: wait for udev in dm_simplecmd_noflush().
(LP: #1621340)
2016-11-07 - Jon Grimm <>
multipath-tools (0.5.0+git1.656f8865-5ubuntu2.3) xenial; urgency=medium
* Cherrypick from upstream:
- Use 64-bit int for command key (LP: #1611360)
2016-07-21 - Dragan Stancevic <>
multipath-tools (0.5.0+git1.656f8865-5ubuntu2.2) xenial; urgency=medium
* multipath-tools: fix dm- device filtering
- Allow filtering of DEV_UEVENT dev_type
- Resolves LP: #1570093
2016-06-16 - Dimitri John Ledkov <>
multipath-tools (0.5.0+git1.656f8865-5ubuntu2.1) xenial; urgency=medium
* Cherrypick from debian:
- Call clean target before rebuilding with systemd support
- Call systemd in debian/rules. Also adapt init service
- Resolves LP: #1578638, LP: #1589526, LP: #1583563. Separate bugs, all
due to same root cause.
2016-04-04 - Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre <>
multipath-tools (0.5.0+git1.656f8865-5ubuntu2) xenial; urgency=medium
[ Mauricio Faria de Oliveira ]
* Remove partition device nodes of individual paths (for LVM on multipath)
on the new multipath-tools with udev property blacklisting (LP: #1540401)
- debian/ replace 'multipath -c' with
'multipath -u' which can read udev properties at PROGRAM-rule time
(when udev properties are not yet written to the udev database).
- debian/initramfs/init-top: start multipathd before udev (required by
'multipath -u' in the udev rules)
- debian/initramfs/local-top: remove snippet to start multipathd.
* Remove debian/initramfs/local-top (redundant with other initramfs scripts):
- init-top: start multipathd.
- init-top: load modules (dm-multipath and SCSI device handlers); move the
missing dm-emc there (now scsi-dh-emc; see BTS 567014).
- local-premount: settle on udev events; and the extra call due to
multipath discovery in udev rules is no longer required with multipathd
in initramfs.
- debian/rules: do not install local-top anymore.
* debian/initramfs/local-premount: run multipath with -B so not to assign
names nor change /etc/multipath/bindings during initramfs (LP: #1561103)
* debian/patches/enable-find-multipaths.patch: re-enable find_multipaths
by default -- see the removed 'add_find-multipaths.patch' (LP: #1463046)

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