Subject: Re: Thoughts about wedges
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/04/1999 12:59:29
On Mon, Sep 27, 1999 at 11:38:03AM -0700, Bill Studenmund wrote:
> But say I've wired down all of my disks. Say I've wired down ones on a
> fibre channel fabric (using their World-Wide-Name if I remember the term
> right), but for whatever reason not all of the drives were visable at
> initial autocinfig. Or I have a zip drive not at the end of the sd list,
> with its media out. As wedgeconfig comes along and finds drives, the
> number of partitions present on these wired down devices will change. So
> the minor numbers of all devices after them will change too. :-)

You might want to be able to mount by-worldwidename (or, with the AMiga RDB
scheme, by the partition name).

This need not be a kernel-function. Whatever process inserts wedge information
into the kernel, can update this information.

(e.g., create symbolic links, or symbolically named device nodes, in a
 subdirectory of /dev).

For example /dev/rdb/QDH0, so that I can
mount -t ados -o ro /dev/rdb/qdh0 /amiga/p1


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