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    SubjectRe: Is it possible to assign SCSI device names?
    getrpml@terrorist.math.ntu.edu.tw writes:
    > Ladies and Gentlemen:
    >
    > I remember reading a proposal to do something similar to what
    > I desire. Has anything taken place w.r.t. that suggestion?
    >
    > My problem:
    >
    > I have an AHA-3985 3-channel SCSI-2 RAID controller. It seems
    > to be equivalent to three separate AHA-2940's with three AIC7870 chip
    > channels and the AIC7810 chip is unused. I have several (narrow) SCSI
    > drives, a CD-ROM, a CD-RW, and an 230MB MO drive. The machine is fine
    > and working hard at the moment, but the problem is that my MO drive is
    > in an external enclosure and is sometimes used with other machines.
    >
    > * Since only the A channel on the AHA-3985 has an external 50
    > pin connector, I have to connect my MO to the A channel.
    >
    > * Since I want to split up my hard drives between the channels
    > AND the kernel always scan the A channel before the B and C
    > channels, the MO appears as /dev/sdb when it is in use, and
    > pushes my next hard drives into /dev/sdc and /dev/sdd. But
    > When the MO is not there, the hard drives become sdb/sdc.
    >
    > * Is there some way I could rearrange the names of devices?
    > I feel particularly compelled because I want to experiment
    > with soft RAID devices.
    >
    > * Rest of my stuff: dual PPro 200, SuperMicro P6DNE, 192MB,
    > cheap SB16 clone sound, cheap generic NE2000 ISA NIC.

    Grab the devfs patch from:
    http://www.atnf.csiro.au/~rgooch/linux/kernel-patches.html

    Regards,

    Richard....

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