[CC'd to linux-xfs in case others are bitten by this]
On Apr 4, 9:45pm, Ed McKenzie wrote:
> Subject: Re: XFS volume labels
> On Thu, Apr 05, 2001 at 11:26:49AM -0500, Nathan Scott wrote:
> > another thing to look into will be that /proc/partitions and
> > /dev are in a sane state - /proc/partitions should be fine
> > using an xfs kernel with procfs on, but if you've got /dev
> > mounted elsewhere (using devfs?) to /dev, then this code will
> > fail to find the devices.
> > you may end up having to build mount with -g and stepping thru
> > it with gdb... I can't seem to reproduce the problem at all.
> *gods smack Ed*
> I was booting with devfs=nomount, because it broke a bunch of
> userspace stuff. I'll have to live with it for now, but mount-by-label
> does work. Sorry for the spurious bug report.
No worries - good to see the problem resolved.
> Any chance SGI might disable devfs in future prerelease RPMS? RedHat's
I'd say thats unlikely, but its not really my area.
> official statement is that the distro is devfs-ready, but it's an
> unsupported configuration -- and I'm quickly learning how unsupported
> it is. :)
I guess your best bet is to let the individual authors or
Red Hat know about those packages which are not working
with devfs (I've found bugzilla.redhat.com pretty easy to
use in the past).