Subject: Re: partition bookkeeping
To: Ignatios Souvatzis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Oleg Polyanski <email@example.com>
Date: 09/23/1999 00:02:52
>>>>> "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).
IS> This won't help you to mount root. You have to _know_ at _runtime_ which
IS> one it is. As this isn't generally possible (at best, the kernel knows
IS> it), install scripts tend to mount kernfs and then mount /kern/rootdev.
Sorry, forgot to say `mount root fs for read/write'.