Subject: Re: Why not change disk naming?
To: gabriel rosenkoetter <>
From: John Nemeth <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/30/2001 07:38:19
On May 20, 10:02am, gabriel rosenkoetter wrote:
} On Fri, Dec 28, 2001 at 08:41:03PM +0100, Julio Merino wrote:
} > Maybe... but I don't know Solaris disk naming ehehe
} /dev/dsk/cAtBdCsD, where A is the controller number, B is something
} I always forget, C is the disk number, and D is the slice number.

     B is "target" as in SCSI ID number.  I believe C is the SCSI LUN.
Unfortunately, the only devices to which I have access with multiple
LUNs (tape changers) are connected to non-Solaris production machines
and can't be moved, so I can't test this.  I don't have any experience
with Solaris on machines with IDE drives, so I don't know happens

} Note that Solaris also uses a different conception of what
} "partition" and "slice" mean. (They use the SysV definition. We, for
} obvious reasons, use the BSD definition.)

     For most purposes, they are the same meanings (ignoring the
FreeBSD specific meanings, which don't match other BSD systems).

}-- End of excerpt from gabriel rosenkoetter