[dm-devel] What is the deal with the partition separator?

Phillip Susi psusi at cfl.rr.com
Thu Feb 17 15:13:19 UTC 2011

On 2/17/2011 10:13 AM, Hannes Reinecke wrote:
> Which is why you should call 'dmraid' with '-p' to avoid having it
> creating partitions.
> We'll be getting another event via udev, which then trigger kpartx
> to create the partitons there.

Except that won't work if you don't have kpartx installed, and also
users tend to run dmraid directly and don't use -p to change its
behavior.  The same goes with kpartx.  Everyone needs to get on the same
page here and do away with -p switches to deviate from the standard
behavior, or you run into possibly data corrupting problems.

> Which was the reason why I chose the '-part' naming scheme; this way
> it's pretty obvious that a new naming scheme is used. So any
> objections for it not being compliant to the linux naming scheme are
> immediately voided.

Being VERY non compliant does not void objections that you aren't compliant.

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