FC5 /dev/root breaks amanda

Christopher McCrory chrismcc at pricegrabber.com
Mon May 8 14:00:23 UTC 2006


 On FC5 /dev/root is a block device, not a symlink to the real device
#/dev/sda3 or other

$ ls -l /dev/root
brw------- 1 root root 8, 3 May  6 12:11 /dev/root

It looks like the owner:perms are not the same as the devices as they
should be.

from /etc/makedev.d:

00macros:=STORAGE  640 root disk

01linux-2.6.x:b $STORAGE               4   0  1   1 root
01linux-2.6.x:b $STORAGE               8   0  1  16 sda

$ ls -l /dev/root /dev/sda3
brw------- 1 root root 8, 3 May  6 12:11 /dev/root
brw-r----- 1 root disk 8, 3 May  6 19:11 /dev/sda3

Not having 640 root:disk on /dev/root breaks backups , specifically amanda.

Is that by design? or an oversite?

Christopher McCrory
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