Subject: Re: Another changer, another changer problem
To: C Kane < (Brett Lymn),>
From: John Nemeth <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/03/1998 14:11:40
On Oct 2, 11:42am, Brett Lymn wrote:
} According to C Kane:
} The ability to rescan a bus for new devices is a nice feature but with
} the note that some buses cope with new attachments more gracefully
} than others - scsi in particular can be a major PITA if you screw up
} the bus termination/connections when adding a new device "live".

     This is a hardware issue and has nothing to do with the kernal.
There are many ways that you can cause a system to "blow up" if you
start screwing around with the hardware on a live system.  This is not
a reason not to add the ability to rescan a bus.

} >HP-UX includes "ioscan" which will find all attached hardware for which
} >drivers are in the kernel, whether or not they have device files.
} find and configure or just find?  If it is just find then you may want

     Just find.  If you want to configure it, you either need to use
"sam", or execute a whole bunch of commands by hand.

}-- End of excerpt from Brett Lymn