Subject: Re: sdXX matching wrong
To: NetBSD Current Users <>
From: Jay Maynard <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/10/2000 09:52:44
On Tue, Apr 11, 2000 at 12:15:16AM +0930, Brett Lymn wrote:
> According to Simon Burge:
> >Just to throw a spanner in the works (you did say "normally" - here's
> >an exception!), the DECstation 2100 and 3100 can quite happily use ID
> >7 because for some unknown reason DEC chose ID 6 for the host.  Go
> >figure...

Some TurboCHANNEL Alphas did this, too...first time I set up a tape on the
department's 3000-400, I got a RUDE surprise.

> Urrrg which means you could have a device that has a higher priority
> than the controller?  I dunno how the devices 8->15 are priority wise
> on a wide controller but with a narrow bus the highest numbered id
> wins in an arbitration phase.

Devices 8 through 15 are lower in priority than 0 through 7, 8 being lowest.