Subject: Re: Another changer, another changer problem
To: NetBSD-current Discussion List <>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/08/1998 15:56:32
[ On Thu, October 8, 1998 at 12:45:26 (-0700), Curt Sampson wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Another changer, another changer problem
> And how do we deal with motherboard swaps. If I'm using this
> `consistent' system, and I replace the motherboard with a different
> model (which is likely to mess up my PCI slot ordering to a great
> degree), do I have to go through /etc/fstab, my Oracle configs,
> and everything else that wants to know about particular disks and
> change it all? (Right now I deal with this by looking through the
> boot messages to figure out that the controllers in the first three
> slots that were on devices 7, 8 and 9 are now on 10, 12 and 11,
> and build a new kernel to hardware these appropriately. I then need
> change *nothing* else on my system; it's all done in one place.
> This is very convenient for system administrators, as you can
> imagine, and I wouldn't want this facility to disappear.)

It's very convenient for those who have facilities (and skills) to build
kernels between motherboards.

In the real world a facility to do the hardwiring part of device
configuration at boot time would be far far far more appropriate.

							Greg A. Woods

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