Subject: Re: Another changer, another changer problem
To: Greg A. Woods <>
From: David Maxwell <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/02/1998 11:46:28
On Fri, Oct 02, 1998 at 12:47:32AM -0400, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> [ On Fri, October 2, 1998 at 06:04:19 (+0200), Zdenek Salvet wrote: ]
> > Subject: Re: Another changer, another changer problem
> >
> > But, what is the 1st SCSI controller attached to the system ?
> > I strongly prefer current NetBSD naming scheme, kernel config is
> > much more expressive than integer quadruple.
> In theory the hardware bus should be ordered in some way (either by

Is there space in the disklabel to insert (or is there one already there?)
a unique name for a drive?

What are people's thoughts about that, and teaching mount to handle this:

mount -l dm_root / 
mount -l dm_usr /usr 
mount -l dm_var /var 

Where -l is meant to mean 'name from diskLabel'. If mount knew this, and
fstab's format allowed, you could 'name' your disks, and then ignore
changes of Scsi ID etc...

I know this doesn't address what some people are looking for in the 
c?t?d?s? format, but it might address some of the 'nail it down' issues,
at the cost of a few disk reads to find the required volume.

David Maxwell,| --> Mastery of UNIX, like
mastery of language, offers real freedom. The price of freedom is always dear,
but there's no substitute. Personally, I'd rather pay for my freedom than live
in a bitmapped, pop-up-happy dungeon like NT. - Thomas Scoville