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    SubjectRe: PATCH: cdrecord: avoiding scsi device numbering for ide devices
    On Thu, 12 Aug 2004 17:11:45 -0400
    Bill Davidsen <davidsen@tmr.com> wrote:

    >
    > But they *don't* map to consistent device names. All hot pluggable
    > devices seem to map to the next available name. Looking at one of my
    > utility systems, it has IDE drives mapped by Redhat with ide-scsi, real
    > SCSI drives, a couple of flash card slots mapped to SCSI, and a USB
    > device, all in the /dev/sdX namespace. And in the order in which they
    > were detected (connected, in other words).
    >
    > Joerg hasn't made it any better, but it isn't great anyway. I recommend
    > a script to do discovery and make symlinks somewhere to names which
    > always match the same device.
    >

    That's exactly what udev allows you to do (among a lot of other things).

    Marc
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