[libvirt] [PATCH 1/2]: Give /dev/disk/by-{id, path} a chance to exist

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Wed Nov 26 20:45:26 UTC 2008

On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 05:08:47PM +0100, Chris Lalancette wrote:
> This patch is the same idea as my previous patch for giving
> /dev/disk/by-{id,path} a chance to exist.  Currently libvirt can race with udev
> creation of /dev/disk/by-{id,path}, so if we fail to open the directory, retry
> up to 5 seconds.  This is only likely to happen on hosts that are:
> 1) diskless (so /dev/disk/by-{id,path} doesn't exist already), and
> 2) slow, and/or heavily loaded (meaning that udev can take some time to create
> the /dev nodes).
> Based on the feedback from Dan and Jim, I updated the patch to look more like
> what is elsewhere in libvirt.

ACK to this.

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