> From: Roman Zippel [mailto:email@example.com]
> On Mon, 24 Jun 2002, Grover, Andrew wrote:
> > If a device can be accessed by multiple machines
> concurrently, it should not
> > be in driverfs.
> I don't think it's that easy. If the computer wakes up again,
> devices have
> to be reinitialised in the right order, e.g. iSCSI needs a
> working network
> stack and devices.
Would the iSCSI device be a child of the network device? That would ensure
that the NIC was fully restarted before the iSCSI device.
> Another problem is how to properly shutdown the
> machine. Scripts now "know" that nfs requires the network,
> but how does
> the script find out, that /dev/sdb2 is an iSCSI device, so that it can
> properly unmount the device, before the network is shutdown?
Would a bottom-up traversal of the device tree do things properly?
Regards -- Andy
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