Subject: Re: kern/33728: Trouble with /dev/ld*
To: None <,,>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 06/14/2006 21:30:02
The following reply was made to PR pkg/33728; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Manuel Bouyer <>
Subject: Re: kern/33728: Trouble with /dev/ld*
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2006 23:25:38 +0200

 On Wed, Jun 14, 2006 at 11:45:00AM +0000, wrote:
 > >Number:         33728
 > >Category:       kern
 > >Synopsis:       Trouble with /dev/ld*
 > >Confidential:   no
 > >Severity:       serious
 > >Priority:       high
 > >Responsible:    kern-bug-people
 > >State:          open
 > >Class:          sw-bug
 > >Submitter-Id:   net
 > >Arrival-Date:   Wed Jun 14 11:45:00 +0000 2006
 > >Originator:     Christoph Egger
 > >Release:        NetBSD 3.0
 > >Organization:
 > >Environment:
 > NetBSD  3.0 NetBSD 3.0 (GENERIC) #0: Mon Dec 19 01:04:02 UTC 2005 i386
 > >Description:
 > I want to install a Xen Dom0. Following the instructions on the
 > NetBSD/Xen Howto I want to install the bootmanager GRUB.
 > grub-install /dev/rld0d  says:
 > /dev/rld0d does not have any corresponding BIOS drive.
 > I created my own /grub/ and retried:
 > echo "(ld0)  /dev/rld0d" >/grub/
 You want:
 (hd0)   /dev/rld0d
 > Instead of reintroducing new disktypes you should make it
 > accessable as SCSI. The LSI RAID Controller has SCSI Disks, why should
 > they be accessed different?
 Because you're not accessing SCSI disks (and some LSI megaraid have PATA
 or SATA drives), but a virtual drive presented by the firmware adapter.
 translating requests to SCSI commands, to then decode these SCSI commands
 and translate them to the LSI firmware interface would just be a waste
 of CPU cycle (and could eventually lead to less efficient usage of the
 LSI capabilities). RAID volumes from others hardware RAID adapters shows
 up as ld too.
 grub should be fixed.
 Manuel Bouyer <>
      NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference