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    SubjectRe: IDE controller detection 2.4 +devfs
    Rene Rebe writes:
    > I like to rereport that the IDE Controllers get strange device-
    > node-number in Linux-2.4 (currently vanilla 2.4.16) at least using DevFS.
    >
    > I reported (~a year ago) that when I disable the primary channel of the
    > on-board controller of the Asus-K7M (Irongate based) the second channel
    > will be host1 - no host0 can be found.
    >
    > My today's issue is our K6-2 based server with an Gigabyte Ali-Aladin5
    > board. The on-board controller is host0 but the additional Promisse
    > TX2 Ultra100 will be host2 ??? no host1 there ... :
    >
    > server1:~ # l /dev/ide/
    > total 0
    > drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 0 Jan 1 1970 .
    > drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 0 Jan 1 1970 ..
    > drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 0 Jan 1 1970 host0
    > drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 0 Jan 1 1970 host2

    So what's the problem? It's a similar naming scheme as used for
    SCSI. It doesn't matter if you have something plugged into a bus, the
    host numbering doesn't change. This is a Feature[tm].

    If you want to access your drives according to detection order, use
    /dev/discs instead.

    Regards,

    Richard....
    Permanent: rgooch@atnf.csiro.au
    Current: rgooch@ras.ucalgary.ca
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