[dm-crypt] renaming of device

Arno Wagner arno at wagner.name
Wed Jan 13 14:13:20 CET 2010

Having had a bit of time to think about it, it seems that
it would indeed be necessary to store the device name.

A possible alternative is to traverse all of /dev/ and
report all devices that match major/minor. This may be
the solution causing the least effort, as cryptsetup
is doing something like it already, just that it currently
stops after the first match.

In fact, I think I prefer for it to report all devices
that match. 


On Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 11:20:36AM +0100, Sven Eschenberg wrote:
> Hi Luca,
> I doubt this is possible. The only possible thing would be: Modify DM,
> when a device name is passed in, to keep the passed in name alongside
> the actual major:minor and provide an IOCTL, to access the information.
> Regards
> -Sven
> On Wed, 2010-01-13 at 08:01 +0100, Luca Berra wrote:
> > On Sun, Jan 10, 2010 at 09:33:13PM +0100, Milan Broz wrote:
> > >The algorithm is very simple (and was probably written before
> > >udev was used so these special links in /dev did not exist).
> > >
> > >So it need to add some preferred names and not print the first entry.
> > >
> > >Please can you add an issue to project pages to not forget about this?
> > >Probably good idea to fix it in next minor release.
> > it could be useful to have the functionality in device-mapper itself,
> > instead of duplicating in dm-crypt, lvm, dmraid, whatever ?
> > 
> > Regards,
> > L.
> > 
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