Subject: Re: SCSI automagic detection...
To: Ignatios Souvatzis <email@example.com>
From: Gandhi woulda smacked you <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/12/1999 14:39:27
On Sun, 12 Sep 1999, Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:
# On Sun, Sep 12, 1999 at 12:25:59PM -0700, Gandhi woulda smacked you wrote:
# > Actually, all things considered, I'm quite amazed that my sun is
# > running something *besides* SunOS. Kudos to *everyone* that has helped
# > NetBSD get where it is now.
# Uh, I've done sort of this (with tapes instead of disks) with SunOS, and you
# had to have it powered on at boot time, and could switch it off afterwards,
# to only switch it on before you really needed it.
Funny. I've been able to drop on a device after the machine had come
up, and then probed it (format, mount, etc) to see the kernel print:
sd2 at esp0 target 2 lun 0
sd2: ncyl 1614 acyl 2 hd 15 sec 54 <MICROP, 1588-15MBSUN0669, SN0C>
# In NetBSD; we have "scsictl reprobe" to detect newly-appearing devices.
...scsictl scsibus0 scan any any?
I wonder what it'd take to tell it to summarise what it finds on the
bus in the case that dmesg output has expired from the logs.
"Just click on the START button and your journey to the Dark Side
will be complete!"