[linux-lvm] LVM2 tools lvmcmdline.c major and minor number limits

Alasdair G Kergon agk at redhat.com
Wed Feb 13 12:15:30 UTC 2008

On Wed, Feb 13, 2008 at 11:02:00AM +0000, Darren Lavender wrote:
> I was wondering whether there was any particular reason why the
> limitations below are still present given that these were changed
> between 2.4 and 2.6 linux kernels?
Yes, it's probably time we changed that - nobody's noticed it before.
We just have to check the code copes OK if someone sets it to a large number
then reboots with a kernel that doesn't support it.

Setting the major number at device creation time is *still* not supported in
2.6.  (2.4 does support it.)

agk at redhat.com

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