[Drbd-dev] Re: [firstname.lastname@example.org: FW: device number request for drbd]
Fri, 30 Jul 2004 00:32:53 +0200
Philipp Reisner <email@example.com> said:
> > This is _not_ a change we can push out. The major number _might_ be
> > changed, but the device path absolutely has to stay stable.
> for ((i=0;i<16;i++)); do mknod /dev/nb$i b 147 $i; done
No. Because the user might have the RPM installed (thus the post-install
would get triggered on update), but may in fact be using nbd.
We'll have to make the drbd we ship default to the old major/minor and
also keep the examples consistent with that.
However, we can advise them use the different major in the future, but
for a GA'ed product, we cannot break what is essentially the ABI to
Lars Marowsky-Brée <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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