Re: vinum broken by devstat changes?

From: Harti Brandt <>
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2003 10:02:37 +0100 (CET)
On Tue, 25 Mar 2003, Kenneth D. Merry wrote:

KDM>On Wed, Mar 26, 2003 at 11:06:52 +1030, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
KDM>> On Tuesday, 25 March 2003 at 18:44:03 +0100, Hartmut Brandt wrote:
KDM>> >
KDM>> > Hi,
KDM>> >
KDM>> > when calling 'vinum start' it responds with
KDM>> >
KDM>> > usage: read drive [drive ...]
KDM>> >
KDM>> > from looking at the code, it appears that it cannot find the disk drives
KDM>> > to read the configuration from.
KDM>> >
KDM>> > vinum read da0 da1
KDM>> >
KDM>> > just works.
KDM>> >
KDM>> > So what's the problem? (kernel and user land from today)
KDM>> Check vinum(8), function vinum_start (in
KDM>> /usr/src/sbin/vinum/commands.c).  It's possible that the changes have
KDM>> broken some of the tests, probably of stat->device_type.  I can't
KDM>> think it's too difficult to fix.
KDM>disk_create() now creates the devstat entry for disks, but defaults
KDM>everything to be a direct access (with no interface type).
KDM>I've got patches in progress to fix that, but it looks like things should
KDM>work with the current state of affairs.
KDM>Have you rebuilt world?

That was just a fresh world and kernel. It took me some time to get it up
again - the vinum partition holds the ports for my other machines. I just
have no time to work on this...

KDM>It looks like vinum(8) doesn't include a call to devstat_checkversion(), so
KDM>it's possible you've got a version mismatch but no way to know it.

harti brandt,,
Received on Wed Mar 26 2003 - 00:02:43 UTC

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