Subject: Re: Orphaned devices in config(8)
To: Jason R Thorpe <>
From: Nathan J. Williams <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/09/2002 18:07:44
Jason R Thorpe <> writes:

> Consider the following:
> scsibus* at scsi?
> sd* at scsibus? target ? lun ?
> Right now, this is illegal because there is not a device with the "scsi"
> attribute in the config file.  However, it's possible that a device with
> the "scsi" attribute might appear later (see the "iscsi" example LKM I
> posted on tech-kern recently).

The devil's advocate in me thinks that if some midlayer, like iscsi
code, is going to be loaded as a LKM, then things that attach to it,
like scsibus and scsi devices, can just as reasonably be loaded as LKMs...

        - Nathan