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SubjectRe: rescan scsi, oh and a comment about SMB-fs
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Teunis Peters wrote:
>On this whole thread of "DANGER IN SCSI-LAND" about reconnecting downed
>devices.
>
>
>WHY CAN'T LINUX SUPPORT HOT-PLUGGABLE SYSTEMS EASILY?
>
>That sound right? Prolly not... But, nonetheless hot-pluggable (able to
>add/remove devices while powered up) type systems exist and are in use.
>
>Can linux support these things?
>It's prolly worth it in server-land..
>
>These are systems _DESIGNED_ to have components added and removed on-the-fly.
>
>I've REALLY had enough of all the warnings against it.. I just have
>ONE warning:
> Just because hot-pluggable SCSI exists doesn't mean you have it.
> Make sure before you play... If you don't have hotpluggable, blowups
> happen.
>
>Will that do?
>
>-------------
>end of SCSI-comments.
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You may get several replies like this, so I will be brief:

The kernel already supports it to some degree - part of how
the discussion got started. In the source, it tells you how
to rescan the scsi bus. There are dangers of course if your
system is not one that, as you say, is designed for it.


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