Upgrade to Redhat 8.0 may cause afacli to no longer function

Matt_Domsch@Dell.com Matt_Domsch at Dell.com
Fri Nov 22 15:41:01 CST 2002

> Apparently 
> the newer kernel (2.4.18-14 in my case) has different major #s for 
> aacraid than did the one for Redhat 7.2 (2.4.9-31) .  Re-running 
> MAKEDEV.afa in /dev will rewrite the /dev/afa* device files 
> to match the 
> change (re-installing the RPM for afaapps would probably fix 
> it as well.)

The major/minor numbers are assigned dynamically to the aacraid driver.  So
yes, /dev/afa0 may well not be correct if you change kernels, load other
modules before aacraid, etc.  Tesfamariam has a newer release of the
aacraid-utils package for 8.0 that should handle this properly, deleting and
re-creating the /dev/afa* nodes on each userspace app invocation that uses
them, just to make sure they're right.


Matt Domsch
Sr. Software Engineer, Lead Engineer, Architect
Dell Linux Solutions www.dell.com/linux
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