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Re: [dm-devel] unwanted kpartx partition delimiter persistance



Ron Peterson <rpeterso mtholyoke edu> wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I have a strange problem w/ a new server.  Debian Lenny, kernel 2.6.27.26.
> 
> While getting our multipath setup going, we edited
> /etc/udev/rules.d/z60_kpartx.rules to change the partition delimiter to
> 'quack'.
> 
> That's not the name we want in production, of course, so we changed it
> to 'p'.  The problem is, on every reboot, the /dev/mapper (and
> /dev/disk/...) names come up with the old delimiter - 'quack'.
> 
> If I run 'multipath -F', and 'multipath -v2', then the device names are
> created as we'd expect them to.
> 
> We have grep'd for the string 'quack' everywhere it we can think of, and
> it's nowhere to be found.  There is one kpartx config file in
> /etc/udev/rules.d only.  What could cause the old name to persist like
> this?
> 

I do not have this distro available so my information may not be that
useful. but..

It sounds like there is a copy of the old rules in your initrd. 

Did you update your initrd post adding "quack" and if so did you run it
again after removing "quack"? 

-andmike
--
Michael Anderson
andmike linux vnet ibm com


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