Subject: Re: Can't open /dev/vinum/control: Device not configured
To: Thor Lancelot Simon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg 'groggy' Lehey <grog@NetBSD.org>
Date: 11/14/2003 21:02:57
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On Wednesday, 12 November 2003 at 18:32:09 -0500, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 13, 2003 at 09:21:53AM +1030, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
>> On Wednesday, 12 November 2003 at 22:54:29 +0100, TeCeEm@gmx.de wrote:
>>>> On Wednesday, 12 November 2003 at 5:56:34 +0100, TeCeEm@gmx.de wrote:
>>>>> # ls -l /dev/vinum/
>>>>> total 14
>>>>> crw------- 1 root wheel 108, 262142 Nov 12 05:30 control
>>>> Hmm. This looks like a victim of the change of major device number.
>>>> Vinum now has major number 162. Try rm -rf /dev/vinum and see if it
>>>> works like that.
>>> Ok, I figure these numbers are defined somewhere else than /sys/dev/vin=
>>> /sys/sbin/vinum and my kernel being out of sync to the userland is an i=
>> Yes, that's the problem. You'll need to rebuild vinum(8).
> Why does the vinum executable have special knowledge of the device *numbe=
> for Vinum, rather than using filesystem naming?=20
How else can it create devices dynamically? I mentioned this in a
separate thread. Wasn't I clear?
> That seems like a severe bug.
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