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SubjectRe: [PATCH] devfs support for LVM
On Tue, Sep 05, 2000 at 11:51:14PM -0600, Richard Gooch wrote:
> > I can't use /dev/lvm, too because this is the name of the control file
> > without lvm (and the lvm tools will barf if this is a dircetory.
>
> Well, how about another directory name? Can you think of something
> else that would be appropriate? And no, "LVM" is not on!

I used lvm.d in my early version, but this is a little bit ugly, too ...

> But we really should stop namespace pollution in /dev, and doing it
> before 2.4 is released is the best time. In fact, given that this
> patch has only gone in recently, I'd be inclined to go with the names
> I suggested and just break the userspace tools.

Please don't do it now. I can add a patch that does full-blown devfs
checking to the tools, but this needs a lot of work.
Until then please leave it the old way so people don't have to remount
root just to create the device nodes.
When the new tools are out, they can be put into 'Changes'
as required version and the devfs names can be changed.

Christoph

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