[linux-lvm] Re: 2.5.73-mm2

Joe Thornber thornber at sistina.com
Mon Jun 30 10:23:01 UTC 2003

On Sun, Jun 29, 2003 at 12:32:26PM +0200, Wiktor Wodecki wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 28, 2003 at 10:29:38PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > >  I have problems with lvm2 and the 2.5.73-mm2 patchset.
> > Could be because -mm uses a 64-bit dev_t.
> > Could you please revert 
> > ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/akpm/patches/2.5/2.5.73/2.5.73-mm2/broken-out/64-bit-dev_t-kdev_t.patch
> > and retest?
> yes, reverting this patch fixes the problem. Is it sane to run the -mm2
> without this patch?
> > I think there's a version of devicemapper userspace which works correctly
> > with 64-bit dev_t.  Perhaps the Sistina team can shed some light.
> would be nice if somebody else could comment on this..

Yes, I think it's the 64bit dev_t.  You'll have to wait for the new
ioctl interface + userland tools before dm can make this transition.
We've been having some problems with the tools, which caused this
delay in fixing things.  I *hope* the tools will be released this

- Joe

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