[Drbd-dev] Re: [firstname.lastname@example.org: FW: device number request for drbd]
Fri, 30 Jul 2004 11:56:18 +0200
On Friday 30 July 2004 00:32, Lars Marowsky-Bree wrote:
> On 2004-07-28T19:56:09,
> 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.
> > Maybe
> > 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
So then, we will reenable the major_nr module parameter.
Then SuSE only needs to patch the init script to pass the module parameter..
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