Re: Ideas for v2.1

mpoole (
Fri, 14 Jun 1996 16:58:37 +0100 (BST)

> > I'd like to see a new harddisk device naming scheme which allowes me
> > to disconnect one of my SCSI harddisks without having to rename _all_
> > my mounts on disks behind this one just because Linux has a
> > br********ed way to dynamically allocate device nodes to harddrives.
> >
> > What is wrong with
> >
> > /dev/sdaa0 for first primary partition on SCSI ID 0 on the first controller
> > /dev/sdbc5 for the first secondary partition on ID 3 on the 2nd controller
> Yes, or something along the lines of the SysVr4 disk naming
> convention of c0t0d0s0, where c0 is the controller, t0 is something I
> cant remember off hand, d0 is the disk number on the controller (the
> SCSI ID), and s0 is the slice number (partition). We might need to
> add onto that a bus number for those machines with multiple SCSI
> and/or EISA busses.

Don't forget that we need LUN support in there somewhere. The
Nakamichi MBR7 multi-disc CD-ROM supports 7 CDs by using the LUNs.

Martin Poole, Perot Systems Europe