Bug 17260 - /dev/md* wrong permissions/group
Summary: /dev/md* wrong permissions/group
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: dev
Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Reported: 2000-09-05 18:20 UTC by David Thompson
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-09-06 03:01:50 UTC

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Description David Thompson 2000-09-05 18:20:24 UTC
The raidtools-0.90-6 rpm (and previous) installs its devices with different
permissions than the scsi and ide devices.  I.e.

brw-rw----    1 root     disk       3,   0 May  5  1998 /dev/hda
brw-rw----    1 root     disk       3,   1 May  5  1998 /dev/hda1


brw-------    1 root     root       9,   0 Feb  7  2000 /dev/md0
brw-------    1 root     root       9,   1 Feb  7  2000 /dev/md1

So, whenever we want to back up an md device we have to go in and chown the
devices to be the same as the hd/sd disks (we do backups as a group disk

Please update the RPM to install the md devices with the same permissions
as the other devices on which one puts file systems.  In a large
installation like ours, the current scheme is a hassle.


Dave Thompson  <thomas@cs.wisc.edu>

Associate Researcher                    Department of Computer Science
University of Wisconsin-Madison         http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~thomas
1210 West Dayton Street                 Phone:    (608)-262-1017
Madison, WI 53706-1685                  Fax:      (608)-262-6626

Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-09-06 20:04:04 UTC
The md devices are being moved into the dev package.  The permissions in the dev
package in Raw Hide (ftp://ftp.redhat.com//pub/rawhide/) are consistent. 

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