Subject: Re: Drive Numbering...
To: Bill Sommerfeld <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: John F. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 11/17/1995 08:11:52
> An alternative would be to include a "hi, I think I belong at
> /dev/sd4N" tag in the disk label but I suspect that would be rather
> messy to code reliably..
We had exactly that in our disk system at KSR (with plans for thousands
of disks which might move around on a whim, it was essential to be able
to enable disks to explain where they belonged, rather than editing a
very large /etc/fstab regularly). It wasn't terribly complicated, though;
the hardest part was the dynamic reconfiguration capability (how to assign
disks to device nodes with the system up, how to change those assignments
if necessary, etc.).