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Bug 73530 - udev fails to initialize /dev/mapper and /dev/mapper/control
Summary: udev fails to initialize /dev/mapper and /dev/mapper/control
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Core system (show other bugs)
Hardware: AMD64 Linux
: High major (vote)
Assignee: Greg Kroah-Hartman (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-12-06 00:09 UTC by postmodern
Modified: 2004-12-09 01:41 UTC (History)
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Description postmodern 2004-12-06 00:09:22 UTC
udev fails to initialize /dev/mapper and /dev/mapper/control which denies one access to all device mapping under udev.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. emerge udev device-mapper
2. modprobe dm-mod
3. ls -laR /dev/mapper
4. mkdir /dev/mapper
5. repeat steps 1-3

Actual Results:  
File not found. After creating /dev/mapper still nothing is found inside of it.

Expected Results:  
/dev/mapper and /dev/mapper/control are created when dm-mod is loaded into the
Comment 1 postmodern 2004-12-09 01:41:58 UTC
Found the issue. One needs to set RC_DEVICE_TARBALL="no" in /etc/conf.d/rc as described in the Gentoo UDEV guide. Sorry about the false bug report, hope this might inform others having the same issue.