Re: SCSI disk devices

Steven N. Hirsch (
Thu, 1 May 1997 07:07:56 -0400 (EDT)

On Thu, 1 May 1997, Eric Youngdale wrote:

> >> In message <m0wMcJ1-0008zEC@seneca>, Harald Milz writes:
> >>
> >> If we do that, we _definately_ have to adopt something like the
> >> Solaris /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s3 scheme. It gets really tiring trying to out-
> >> guess what the kernel is going to name a new disk when it's put online.
> >
> >Eric Youngdale wrote a nice utility which does exactly this! Try scsidev.
> >I couldn't live without it. Not sure why it never caught on with any of
> >the distributions..
> Umm, because it's a hack? Yes, it works around the problem of
> device names changing as the bus configuration changes.

Well, hack or not, it's completely stable and reliable. I have it
installed on all my linux boxen and it's been quite a while since I gave a
thought to SCSI device remapping issues.