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Re: Newbie scsi question

From: Matthew Dillon <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 3 May 2006 13:27:35 -0700 (PDT)

:On 5/3/06, Matthew Dillon <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
:>     It would, but probably not in the fstab file.  What we really
:>     need is a devfs based disk ID / serial-number / volume label
:>     type of thing.  Actually what we really need to do is rewrite
:>     devfs entirely.
:What about extending the current disk wiring concept to allow
:WWN/serial numbers/VPD in addition to bus:target:lun?
    Won't work.  All that wiring is done through minor device numbers, which
    are only 32 bits.  We need a real namespace.

    Writing a fresh devfs from scratch would not be difficult.  I have
    simplified the VFS subsystem so much that it could probably be done in
    a week or two if someone already familiar with VFS got down and did it.  
    For me, though, its dead last on my personal list of things to do.

					Matthew Dillon 

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