Re: [lvm-devel] *** ANNOUNCEMENT *** LVM 0.9.1 beta5 available at

From: Christoph Hellwig (
Date: Wed Feb 21 2001 - 12:18:24 EST

In article <20010221180035.N25927@athlon.random> you wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 21, 2001 at 02:49:17PM +1100, Richard Gooch wrote:
>> You definately can mknod(2) on devfs. [..]

> So then why don't we simply create the VG ourself with the right minor number
> and use it as we do without devfs? We'll still have a global 256 VG limit this
> way but that's not a minor issue.

Yes - that's how I did it in my inital LVM & devfs patches.
It would be really good to have something devfs-like just for LVM in
setups that don't use LVM, so we could avoid mounting root read/write
for device-creation.
One of the stronger points for a per-driver devfs, IHMO.


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