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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 <> 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).

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