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SubjectRE: Mylex/Compaq RAID controller placement in config
On Tue, 6 Nov 2001, Dana Lacoste wrote:

> > Well we could simplify it further by putting all
> > configuration options under a single menu called
> > "things". The controllers under block dont have
> > drives appearing as /dev/sd*
>
> I can understand the initial complaint, but I think it
> comes down to a problem of user vs. developer :
>
> For example : All of the SCSI devices are block devices,
> aren't they? So how come they're not under "block devices"
> in the menu?
>

No, we have (Americal National Standard X3.131-1986) "sequential-access",
"printer", "processor", etc., SCSI devices. They are controlled using a
"command-block", however they are not "block" devices although the
sequential-access device could be (like tape). My tape is /dev/st0, it's
a character device.

Cheers,
Dick Johnson

Penguin : Linux version 2.4.1 on an i686 machine (799.53 BogoMips).

I was going to compile a list of innovations that could be
attributed to Microsoft. Once I realized that Ctrl-Alt-Del
was handled in the BIOS, I found that there aren't any.


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