Isn't it 4 by default? So how does it help to touch this parameter?
He must first make his 2 paths have the same cost then by default it will load-balance on the 2 paths but maybe he'll have to change the forwarding path ( process, fast,cef) to achieve the kind of load balancing he desires.
It's been a while - but yes I belive the default is 4. I did not advise to touch this parameter? I said "Use ospf maximum-paths" which reading again can be misleading - perhaps I should have phrased it as "look into maximum-paths"!