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NAME

       aoe-mkdevs - create special device files for aoe driver

SYNOPSIS

       aoe-mkdevs {device-dir}
       env n_partitions=1 aoe-mkdevs {device-dir}

DESCRIPTION

       The aoe-mkdevs command uses mknod to create the character special files
       necessary to control the aoe  driver.   It  also  uses  aoe-mkshelf  to
       create block special files.

       If  your  aoe driver supports only one partition per device (whole-disk
       partitions), then the device files must match, and you should  use  the
       n_partitions environment variable described below.

   Arguments
       device-dir
              This  should  be  the  name  of  the directory where the special
              device files will be created.

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

       If the n_partitions  variable  is  set  in  the  environment,  it  will
       override the default number of partitions per aoe disk, namely 16.

EXAMPLE

       In  this  example,  the  root  user on a host named nai creates special
       files for using the aoe disks in shelf 7.  After remembering  that  the
       driver  doesn’t  have  partition support, this sysadmin gets rid of the
       mismatching device nodes and calls aoe-mkdevs again  with  n_partitions
       set to 1.

                nai:~# rm -rf /dev/etherd
                nai:~# aoe-mkdevs /dev/etherd
                nai:~# ls /dev/etherd | wc -l
                1603
                nai:~# rm -rf /dev/etherd
                nai:~# n_partitions=1 aoe-mkdevs /dev/etherd
                nai:~# ls /dev/etherd | wc -l
                103

SEE ALSO

       aoe-discover(8), aoe-interfaces(8), aoe-mkshelf(8), aoe-stat(8).

AUTHOR

       Ed L. Cashin (ecashin@coraid.com)

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