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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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