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Re: [dm-devel] RHEL 6: Missing /dev/mpath directory



On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 7:47 PM, Mike Snitzer <snitzer redhat com> wrote:

>> In my host I am seeing the devices only as /dev/dm-n and /dev/mapper/mpathx

>
> Seems we need to update the RHEL6 docs you referenced.
>
> /dev/mpath/ namespace is no longer maintained (afaik it was a "feature"
> of a udev rule.  But I could be mistaken.  Ben and/or others could
> correct me if I'm wrong).
>
> /dev/mapper/mpath* was always the preferred method of access (even when
> /dev/mpath/* did exist) -- reason is it was always available regardless
> of udev.
>

Am I correct to say that /dev/dm-* should be used only internally by
device-mapper and not referred to by user programs?
At least I remember I read something similar...

Gianluca


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