Subject: Re: Work-in-progress "wedges" implementation
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Eric Haszlakiewicz <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/23/2004 11:29:02
On Wed, Sep 22, 2004 at 04:35:37PM -0700, Jason Thorpe wrote:
> Oh.  Well, eventually a whole-disk e.g. /dev/sd0 will be there.  The 
> wedges are also named /dev/dk0, /dev/dk1, etc.  The /dev/dk/WegeName 
> names are really intended to just be aliases.  If the wedge doesn't 
> have a name, you can still access via the /dev/dkN path.

	is that /dev/sd0 as a directory, to make it possible to access the
wedges on a particular device?
e.g. /dev/sd0/whole-disk, /dev/sd0/wedge0, /dev/sd0/wedge1, etc..?

I saw someone mention using a full dmesg path (/dev/foo/umass1/sd2/...)
but since device names are unique (can't have sd2 at umass1 and sd2 at umass4)
that doesn't seem necessary.