Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 135377
No /dev/nst0 created
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:51 EST
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Description of problem:
There is no /dev/nst0. I have a scsi tape unit.
Until last updates this workaround was useable:
Now, this doesn't work either. IMHO, this must be fixed before release.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. mt -t /dev/nst0 rewind
1. does "mt -t /dev/nst0 rewind" work after "/sbin/MAKEDEV -z nst0" ??
2. does downgrading to a prior version of udev fix your problem
sudo /sbin/MAKEDEV -z nst0
/sbin/MAKEDEV: invalid option -- z
oops, I meant "/sbin/MAKEDEV -x nst0"
After /sbin/MAKEDEV nst0, I can access my tape unit fine.
I am backing up right now.
please try udev-035-1, as soon as it appears in rawhide
OK, I have udev-035-1. It might be working. Not sure how to test.
The tape appears to work, but I have /dev/nst0 already there before
last boot. Should I try rm-ing it and see if udev creates it? Is
that how things are suppoesed to work?
Ã®f you have a standard fedora 3 installation, a tmpfs is mounted on
/tmp, so /tmp is gone after every reboot... :)
Wow, I have no idea what you're saying.
1. I _do_ have a new install of fc3t2, with all updates. There is no
tmpfs mounted on /tmp.
2. What does this have to do with whether /dev/nst0 is created
statically or dynamically?
$ cat /proc/mounts|fgrep ' /dev'
I see, yes. Strange, 'mount' doesn't show this. Sounds like a bug
in mount IMHO.
no... /etc/mtab was not there at the time /tmp was mounted... this
happened in the initramfs phase... before "/" was mounted.
so, just reboot and all devices you see in /dev were created by udev..
Appears to be fixed. Thanks!