Bug#501736: dmsetup: please prevent udev from creating /dev/dm-* nodes

Mario 'BitKoenig' Holbe Mario.Holbe at TU-Ilmenau.DE
Fri Oct 10 14:02:32 UTC 2008

package dmsetup
tags 501736 + wontfix

On Thu, Oct 09, 2008 at 11:30:18PM +0200, Mario 'BitKoenig' Holbe wrote:
> This can be suppressed by telling udev a different device NAME, in which
> case findfs returns the descriptive node.
> Perhaps... for backward compatibility one could additionally
> SYMLINK+="%k". Don't know if this is really needed, since the dm-<minor>

Oups, at least lilo depends on the /dev/dm-<minor> link because it's
referenced in /proc/partitions. And with the symlink in place, findfs
returns /dev/dm-<minor> again, *sigh*. Thus... even though I'll attach
a fixed patch, I'll tag the bug wontfix as well, since with this patch
the /dev/dm-<minor> exposure isn't fixed anymore, so it makes no sense
to apply it at all :/

There are 10 types of people in the world:
Those who understand binary, and those who don't...
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