Bug#262531: closed by David Härdeman <email@example.com> (Re: LVM LVs should be mounted as /dev/<VG>/<LV>)
On Sat, Jun 24, 2006 at 01:46:05AM +0300, Eugeniy Meshcheryakov wrote:
23 червня 2006 о 15:18 -0700 Debian Bug Tracking System написав(-ла):
grub and lilo currently support either way (/dev/VG/LV or
However, initramfs-tools and the packages which use it (e.g. cryptsetup)
only support /dev/mapper/VG-LV.
I'm therefore closing this bug as the /dev/mapper syntax is supported by
all programs while the other syntax is not.
So maybe this bug should be reassigned to those packages instead?
No, why? The choice between /dev/mapper/VG-LV and /dev/VG/LV is more or
less arbitrary, and neither is "better" than the other, with the
exception that /dev/mapper/VG-LV is supported by more programs. I fail
to see any advantages of changing the mount path.
In addition, the problem is not even solveable in a reasonable manner in
an initramfs image built with initramfs-tools since there is no way to know
that a random /dev/X/Y device is a LVM device.