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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Re: SCSI scanning
Jeremy Higdon wrote:
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> My system has both an Adaptec adapter and a Qlogic adapter. The number of
> disks on the Qlogic was variable (it was attached to a SAN). The boot
> disk is attached to the Adaptec. If the Qlogic was probed first, then
> linux could not find the root device, so I had to move the Adaptec 7xxx
> above the Qlogic in hosts.c.
>
> Is there another way to do this? If so, I'd like to know. If not, then
> we need the same configurability with the new scheme.
>
I have the same problem. Boot from raid-1 on a Tekram LVD controller,
and have an
adaptec with an old cdrom and sometimes a disk too. The adaptec
is detected first.
But there is an easy fix: Compile the boot controller into the kernel,
and let the other controller be modular. Compiled-in controllers
always go before modular.

Ideally I'd like specifying controller order in menuconfig. Perhaps a
"controller order" submenu in scsi, that display the default order
of the selected controllers. The user can then change this.
I guess that is 2.5 stuff though.

Helge Hafting
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