[linux-lvm] devfs

Christoph Hellwig hch at ns.caldera.de
Thu Dec 14 15:53:22 UTC 2000

On Thu, Dec 14, 2000 at 04:41:53PM +0100, Luca Berra wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 13, 2000 at 09:17:41PM +0100, Russell Coker wrote:
> > It appears that devfs is not supported in LVM at this time (but I can't be 
> > certain because I haven't got it going properly yet).  What are the plans for 
> > devfs support?
> this is not exact, there is some devfs support in lvm 0.9, or
> 0.8 in kernels >= 2.4.0-test8, but it does not work!!!
> i had to patch the lvm tools so they don't remove the /dev/<vgname> directory
> also from my brief testing it seems that devfs tries to create the
> /dev/vg/group node when activating the vg (while this should be done
> during vgscan), but does not create the lv defice files.

Right - you have to apply _two_ patches for the userlevel.

I had a system running devfs and LVM for a while but than switched back
to traditional /dev for other reasons.


Of course it doesn't work. We've performed a software upgrade.

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