command is not needed on systems that have udev installed and
is incompatible with aoe drivers that have the aoe_dyndevs
module parameter set to 1.
Systems lacking udev and having an aoe driver that uses static minor
device numbers can use aoe-mkshelf to create the block special
files necessary to access the AoE devices with the given shelf
All aoe drivers prior to aoe6-50 use static minor device
numbers. Versions 50 and up use dynamic minor device numbers
when the module parameter aoe_dyndevs=1 is set.
If you are using static minor device numbers and your aoe driver
supports only one partition per device (whole-disk
partitions), then the device files must match, and you should use the
environment variable described below.
This should be the name of the directory where the block device files
will be created.
This is the AoE major address, or shelf address, for which to create
device nodes. For example, specifying a shelf address of 1 means that
the e1.* device nodes will be created in device-dir.
variable is set in the environment, it will override the default
number of partitions per aoe disk, namely 16.
In this example, the root user on a host named
creates special files for using the aoe disks in shelf 7. Then he
remembers that the driver doesn't have partition support, so the
command is called again with n_partitions set to 1.