Subject: Re: partition bookkeeping
To: Oleg Polyanski <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/22/1999 13:17:37
On 23 Sep 1999, Oleg Polyanski wrote:

> >>>>> "IS" == Ignatios Souvatzis writes:
>  >>  I'm not sure that it makes our life easier.  Right now we have floating
>  >> disk naming scheme - disk detected first will get number `0' even if it
>  >> has, for example, SCSI ID 5 so when I add another disk with SCSI ID
>  >> number 2 (for example, I would like to add large /opt file system) it
>  >> becomes first (i.e.  sd0), not the former `first' disk.  You cannot mount
>  >> root fs without editing your `/etc/fstab'.  It's weird.  Disk naming
>  >> scheme must depend on device physical properties (SCSI ID, master/slave
>  >> or something like that).

You're always supposed to wire down your devices, once you get the system
up and running. :-) i.e. add

sd0 at scsibus0 target 5 lun 0

etc. to your kernel config file.

I'll admit I don't, but I take my chances with unit numbers moving around.

Take care,