Re: PATCH: md.c - devfs naming fix.

From: Richard Gooch (
Date: Tue Jul 31 2001 - 16:39:27 EST

Dave Cinege writes:
> This is a multi-part message in MIME format.

Yuk! MIME!

> Changes:
> Cleaned a few printk's
> Removed a meaningless ifndef.
> Moved md= name_to_ kdev_t() processing from md_setup() to
> md_setup_drive. Rewrote it and added devfs_find_handle() call
> to support devfs names for md=.
> The devfs_find_handle() code is now redundant in my patch and
> fs/super.c::mount_root(). It probably should be moved directly into
> name_to_kdev_t(), no? If this was done the md= code would have
> worked as is, except for the devfs code choking on the trailing ','
> in the device_names list. (Richard, want to check for this in the
> future?)

What is this patch trying to fix? I've been running devfs with MD
devices for a long time and have no problems. My raidtab lists devfs
device names (in fact, the /dev/sd/* variants created by devfsd) and
it seems to work fine.

> This diff is against md.c in 2.4.4.
> Comments/testing please.

Have you received any other comments? I've not tracked this.


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