Re: Sharing SCSI disks

Alan Cox (
Thu, 20 Mar 1997 21:50:28 +0000 (GMT)

> One of the things you need to do is write everything with O_SYNC
> and then pray.
> Linux does not have RAW devices.
> This was one of the reasons why we moved from Linux to FreeBSD
> with a project that might have turned in to the largest commercial
> deployment (in terms of value, not number of machines) of machines
> running Linux so far.

The right solution is simply to add raw devices to the Linux kernel, it
doesn't look too bad or alternatively to add a raw semantic to the existing
ones (which is basically how you'd do either)