Re: [lvm-devel] *** ANNOUNCEMENT *** LVM 0.9.1 beta5 available at www.sistina.com
Richard Gooch (email@example.com)
Wed, 21 Feb 2001 14:49:17 +1100
Andrea Arcangeli writes:
> On Tue, Feb 20, 2001 at 05:31:25PM -0700, Andreas Dilger wrote:
> > The reason why the IOP was changed was because the VG_CREATE ioctl now
> > depends on the vg_number in the supplied vg_t to determine which VG minor
> > number to use. The old interface used the minor number of the opened
> > device inode, but for devfs the device inodes don't exist until the VG
> > is created... If you run an older kernel with new tools, you can only
> > use the first VG.
> Ah, I was reading the patch incidentally against 2.2 patch where devfs support
> is not included, so I wasn't thinking the devfs way ;). Thanks for the
> I assume it's not possible to mknod on top of devfs. So then we
> could use a temporary device in /var/tmp or whatever for that.
> However those workarounds tends to be ugly.
You definately can mknod(2) on devfs.
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