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Date:	Tue, 27 Nov 2012 09:20:47 +0800
From:	Ryan Wang <>
To:	"Theodore Ts'o" <>
Cc:	Lukáš Czerner <>,,
Subject: Re: How to run xfstests against multipath disks on SuSE?

2012/11/26 Theodore Ts'o <>:
> On Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 02:43:40PM +0100, Lukáš Czerner wrote:
>> > The I checked the script common.rc, and found that it uses
>> > df to determine the filesystem type and it uses the realpath
>> > "/dev/dm-0" instead of "/dev/mapper/mpatha", while df always
>> > shows "devtmpfs" instead of "ext4" for /dev/dm-0.
>> >
>> > I run "mount" and found that devtmpfs is mount on /dev/ on opensuse
>> > ***by default***. Even though  I run "mount -t btrfs /dev/dm-0 /somedir",
>> > df still showed devtmpfs.
>> >
>> > Any ideas to kick off the xfstests?
> At least with the df which ships with Debian Testing, df will display
> the file system in use if it matches the device name which is
> /etc/mtab.  It looks the issue is that mount is canonicalizing the
> device name to be the human friendly version:
> # ls -l /dev/mapper/closure-bigscratch
> 0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 Nov 16 15:15 /dev/mapper/closure-bigscratch -> ../dm-7
> <tytso.root@...sure> {/home/tytso/bin}, level 2
> # mount /dev/dm-7 /u2
> # df /u2
> Filesystem                     1K-blocks   Used Available Use% Mounted on
> /dev/mapper/closure-bigscratch  52403200 224772  52178428   1% /u2
> # grep /u2 /etc/mtab
> /dev/mapper/closure-bigscratch /u2 xfs rw,relatime,attr2,inode64,noquota 0 0
> So the simplest solution is to just use /dev/mapper/mpatha instead of
> insisting on using /dev/dm-0.  That's what I do....

In xfstests/common.rc, it will use realpath to obtain /dev/dm-0, even if you
specified /dev/mapper/mpatha.
My problem is in SuSE, the devtmpfs is mounted on /dev by default, seems
used by udev. And df reports devtmpfs on /dev/dm-0, instead of ext4.

>                                                 - Ted
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