! in disk device name?

David Zeuthen david at fubar.dk
Thu Mar 30 15:31:43 UTC 2006

On Thu, 2006-03-30 at 00:17 -0500, Dave Jones wrote:
> looks like a udev bug.

*cough* driver bug *cough*

> the kernel exports it as /sys/block/ida!c0d0 (because '/'
> in a name is invalid).  udev should be munging it back
> to a slash.

Hardly a good way to "fix" the root problem.

Maybe the driver just needs updating to not use '/' in the kernel name
and udev can be tweaked via rules to provide the right device names if
user space code relies on it. Of course, such user space code would be
fragile by design but it's getting old.


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