Subject: Re: The obvious inherent superiority of SVR4 device naming...
To: Peter Seebach <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Michael L. Hitch <email@example.com>
Date: 12/22/1994 14:32:09
On Dec 22, 6:57am, Peter Seebach wrote:
} I wasn't going to mention SunOS unless someone else did, but I think SunOS
} is an *excellent* example of where SVR4 wins. It should be possible to,
} knowing only the configuration of the device you wish to attach, attach it
} to your system and set it up. The address of a SCSI device should not be
} altered by the addresses of other SCSI devices. And really, do you expect
} me to believe that *none* of you have ever had device address conflicts because
} you got confused over whether sd0 was unit 0 or 3? (I know at least some
} people have had this problem, though it may not have been with NetBSD.)
This is very easy to accomplish. Just change the definition of the
devices in your config file:
sd0 at scsibus ? target 0 lun 0
sd1 at scsibus ? target 1 lun 0
sd2 at scsibus ? target 2 lun 0 ,etc.
and rebuild the kernel. This way, SCSI ID 0 will be sd0, SCSI ID 2 will
be sd2, etc, for all the devices you've configured.
Michael L. Hitch INTERNET: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of Systems and Computing Services
Montana State University Bozeman, MT USA