Subject: Re: Dynamic SCSI ids (was: A possible way of handling...)
To: Johan Danielsson <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 03/28/1997 21:10:20
> "Chris G. Demetriou" <> writes:
> > It does the "right thing" in most "simple" environments
> It does the right thing if you never change your scsi setup. The other
> approach (to name devices after scsi-id rather than after the order
> they are detected) also works in these simple cases.
> The BSD-approach fails when you move, add or remove units from *any*
> chain.
> Naming devices after some physical attribute is, IMO, better than just
> having them assigned to some `random' number.

And, because your opinion does not necessarily match that of others,
the existing system gives you the flexibility to configure it _either_
way, or some strange in-between way, if you see fit.