Re: kernel-managed /dev, revisited

Leonard N. Zubkoff (
Thu, 10 Jul 1997 20:56:31 -0700

Date: Thu, 10 Jul 1997 04:20:25 -0400
From: Jeff Garzik <>

Solaris is kinda fun to play with, and the guys at Sun occasionally have
a good idea or two.

One of my biggest Linux pet peeves is having to reshuffle my !@#$@!
/etc/fstab every time I reshuffle my drives. [I do know about
Youngdale's tools for this] Running a news server means many SCSI ids,
many SCSI hosts, and a lot of reshuffling, on into the night...

You think this is bad, life's going to get even more interesting when/if SCAM
(SCSI Configured Auto-Magically) becomes popular. It's possible for SCSI IDs
to change after a SCSI bus reset if there are SCAM devices, alas. There's
apparently no guarantee that the SCSI IDs will get assigned the same way every

Why, oh why, couldn't they have left well enough alone...