[linux-lvm] Inconsistent naming...?

Luca Berra bluca at comedia.it
Mon Jul 18 05:52:28 UTC 2011

On Mon, Jul 11, 2011 at 03:16:31AM +0100, Alasdair G Kergon wrote:
>The canonical name to use is /dev/<vgname>/<lvname>.
>That's been inherited from the original LVM1 code and has never changed.
>That's the only form of the name to use to maintain compatibility.
>Other forms - dm-N and /dev/mapper/X-Y are internal and the format of
>those is not guaranteed: indeed there'll probably be some further
>changes soon to workaround some other completely arbitrary udev
>restrictions we don't cope with yet.
>Different versions of df and mount haven't always retained this 
>preferred form for their output.
note that on a freshly installed rhel 6.1 i have this in fstab

/dev/mapper/vg_candela--lv_root / ext4 ....


Luca Berra -- bluca at comedia.it

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