[linux-lvm] Changing dev_t-devname mapping in lvmlib seems to be problematic

Alexander Lyakas alex.bolshoy at gmail.com
Thu Oct 27 09:23:59 UTC 2011

Hi Stuart,
with device mapper it's very easy to switch the underneath stack,
using dmsetup reload. (So now you would ask why would I want to do


On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 7:52 PM, Stuart D. Gathman <stuart at bmsi.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 24 Oct 2011, Alexander Lyakas wrote:
>>> dm-xxx devices are created dynamicaly - there is currently no way to
>>> have a fixed dm device node and it would be quite ugly to provide such
>>> feature.
>> I did not understand this comment. Do you mean the dm-xxx devices that
>> LVM creates for its LVs? I was talking about dm-linear devices that I
>> use for PVs.
> Why are you using dm-linear for PVs?
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