Subject: Re: Another changer, another changer problem
To: John Nemeth <>
From: Gandhi woulda smacked you <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/03/1998 23:17:40
On Sat, 3 Oct 1998, John Nemeth wrote:

 * On Oct 2, 11:42am, Brett Lymn wrote:
 * } 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.

So add support for the hardware that CAN support it (such as SPARC).

 * 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.

The SPARCs have the potential to find and configure in if you probe
a device previously marked as "unconfigured", and they have the means
as well to drop a previously but no longer configured device.

 * }-- End of excerpt from Brett Lymn


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