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SubjectRe: SCSI bus reset
> What I'm looking for is ability to use removable devices like IOmegas on 
> SCSI bus. Being on Solaris, I can use "drvconfig". What should I do for
> Linux? Rebooting is a Bad Thing, I beleive.

If you are talking about removable *media*, which the reference to Iomega
suggests, then Linux already takes care of this for you - it will
happily detect media changes on your Iomega drive and rescan the
partition table.

If you want hot-plugging on the SCSI bus, that's another thing entirely.
(Which I for one would not want to try on standard PC hardware.)

The closest Linux analogue to Solaris' drvconfig would be Eric Youngdale's
tool that builds SCSI symlinks in /dev. I could be wrong, but I
don't believe drvconfig scans the SCSI buses - it merely examines
the kernel's tables to rebuild the /devices pseudo-filesystem.

Can Solaris handle removable media other than floppies and CDs ?
I would expect to have to do a reboot to get it to re-read the
disk label ...

So what exactly are you looking for ?

Grant R. Guenther

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