Subject: Re: partition bookkeeping
To: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
From: Oleg Polyanski <>
List: tech-kern
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'.