lkml.org 
[lkml]   [1998]   [Aug]   [21]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
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....
-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.rutgers.edu
Please read the FAQ at http://www.altern.org/andrebalsa/doc/lkml-faq.html

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 13:44    [from the cache]
©2003-2011 Jasper Spaans