RAID devices not listed under /dev on cygwin

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Mon Jul 23 19:27:00 GMT 2012


On Jul 23 20:20, Aaron Schneider wrote:
> On 23/07/2012 9:49, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >On Jul 21 13:09, Aaron Schneider wrote:
> >>On 21/07/2012 11:11, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >>
> >>Not at all. I mean that fedora live dvd sees the virtual raid device
> >>md126 while cygwin doesn't under /dev.
> >
> >Oh, come one.  You wrote a mail exclusively with Linux content.  How
> >was anybody supposed to know this is about Cygwin at all?
> >
> >Cygwin lists the devices which are harddisks in terms of the native NT
> >namespace.  What you see are the translations of the device names
> >\Device\HarddiskX\PartitionY to /dev/sd*.
> >If the device you're referring to is is not available as device in
> >this notation, you won't see it.
> >
> >If you can find the NT equivalent of your Linux md126 device in the
> >native NT namespace under /proc/sys/Device, we can talk about covering
> >them somehow.  Other than that, you can probably access it via
> >/cygdrive/<drive-letter>, right?
> >
> >
> >Corinna
> >
> 
> You are right that I wasn't clear enough in the title, sorry for that.
> 
> As well I made a mistake in naming, the c: drive in windows (which
> is mounted in /cygdrive/c/) is md123p3 in linux not md123 which is
> the whole raid volume.
> 
> But, taking it back into windows, I've found that the raid volume is
> at either of these locations:
> 
> [...]
> \Device\Harddisk0\Partition0

In that case, I hope the following section in the User's Guide helps:
http://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/using-specialnames.html#pathnames-posixdevices


Corinna

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