[Pkg-cryptsetup-devel] losetup and dmsetup in cryptdisks

gebi at sbox.tugraz.at gebi at sbox.tugraz.at
Thu Feb 9 18:13:01 UTC 2006

Quoting Jonas Meurer <jonas at freesources.org>:

>>> [dmsetup mknodes]
>> this command creates /dev/mapper/ and /dev/mapper/control.
> ok, so it is necessary. modprobe dm-mod does not do that? why does lvm2
> only suggest dmsetup, and why does /etc/init.d/lvm not execute 'dmsetup
> mknodes'? does lvm work without /dev/mapper?

don't know either...
but it does not do any harm and save as from failing if there are no  
device nodes. we should imho keep it.

>> [hack]
> i suggest to remove it from sources.


> that's exactly what i meant.


are you allready working on cryptdisks?


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