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    SubjectRe: /proc/scsi/map
    On Sat, Jun 15, 2002 at 03:36:06PM +0200, Kurt Garloff wrote:
    > Hi SCSI users,
    > from people using SCSI devices, there's one question that turns up again
    > and again: How can one assign stable device names to SCSI devices in
    > case there are devices that may or may not be switched on or connected.

    > Life would be easier if the scsi subsystem would just report which SCSI
    > device (uniquely identified by the controller,bus,target,unit tuple) belongs
    > to which high-level device. The information is available in the kernel.

    Umm, this patently fails to meet the criteria you posted of "stable device
    name". Adding a controller to a system is just as likely to blow this
    naming scheme to hell as it is to blow the traditional linux /dev/sd?
    scheme. IOW, even though the /proc/scsi/map file looks nice and usefull,
    it fails to solve the very problem you are trying to solve.

    Doug Ledford <> 919-754-3700 x44233
    Red Hat, Inc.
    1801 Varsity Dr.
    Raleigh, NC 27606

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