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SubjectRe: [patch 8/8] PCI Error Recovery: PPC64 core recovery routines
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On Thu, 2005-08-25 at 11:21 -0500, Linas Vepstas wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 25, 2005 at 10:49:03AM +1000, Benjamin Herrenschmidt was heard to remark:
> >
> > Of course, we'll possibly end up with a different ethX or whatever, but
>
> Yep, but that's not an issue, since all the various device-naming
> schemes are supposed to be fixing this. Its a distinct problem;
> it needs to be solved even across cold-boots.

Ok, so what is the problem then ? Why do we have to wait at all ? Why
not just unplug/replug right away ?

> (Didn't I ever tell you about the day I added a new disk controller to
> my system, and /dev/hda became /dev/hde and thus /home was mounted on
> /usr and /var as /etc and all hell broke loose? Owww, device naming
> is a serious issue for home users and even more so for enterprise-class
> users).
>
> --linas
>

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