Subject: Re: Drive Numbering...
To: Brett Lymn <>
From: Jason Thorpe <thorpej@SJ.Xenotropic.COM>
List: current-users
Date: 11/15/1995 20:58:36
On Thu, 16 Nov 1995 10:42:16 +1030 (CST) (Brett Lymn) wrote:

 > Dunno if this has been said before but what is wrong with just using
 > sdn where n is the SCSI id of the device?  If you have more than one
 > scsi bus then the next bus is n+8.  I found it very disconcerting when
 > adding a new drive to my scsi chain that I had an sd1 instead of the
 > sd3 that I expected to get.  The worst case scenario I can think of
 > off the top of my head is that you have /usr on a separate disk and
 > you lose a disk in the scsi chain, suddenly your /usr is not mounted.
 > Sure you can manually mount it and fix up the fstab but that is
 > stuffing around that could be avoided.

Like has been mentioned before, it _is_ possible to do this if you
configure kernel to do so...

sd0	at scsibus0 targ 0 lun 0
sd1	at scsibus0 targ 1 lun 0
[ . . . ]
sd8	at scsibus1 targ 0 lun 0
[ . . . ]

Jason R. Thorpe                                         thorpej@Xenotropic.COM

           Just me and my collection of obsolete computer gear(s).