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SubjectRe: Linux not adhering to BIOS Drive boot order?
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David Woodhouse writes:
> adilger@turbolinux.com said:
> > One reason why this may NOT ever make it into the kernel is that I
> > know "kernel poking at devices" is really frowned upon.
>
> A possible alternative is to specify drives by serial number.

Same thing, really. You have to poke each drive to get the serial
number. What if they are IDE or SCSI or FCAL or RAID array? Probably
reading a block from a disk is safer than trying to find the drive
serial number.

Cheers, Andreas
--
Andreas Dilger \ "If a man ate a pound of pasta and a pound of antipasto,
\ would they cancel out, leaving him still hungry?"
http://www-mddsp.enel.ucalgary.ca/People/adilger/ -- Dogbert
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