For years I've been using hardware raid on compaq smart2 cards to handle hosts with 10-20 disks. The firmware presents each volume as a device to the OS so there's usually only a couple "disks" from linux's point of view. Now I have an aic7xxx card hooked straight up to an array with 14 disks in it. Linux only sees the first 8. There's apparently only 128 device nodes available for SCSI and all the possible partitions on each disk is allowing for only my first 8 disks. It seems that you might be able to re-create the dev filesystem and only use the device nodes you need. Each of my disks (that I can fdisk anyways) has only a single linux raid autodetect partition on it. The kernel certainly has enough nodes for this setup. Is there a way to get Linux (2.4.18-686-smp kernel) to see all the disks? I don't want some patch like <URL:http://www.suse.de/~garloff/linux/scsi-many/> since I run debian kernels. TIA -- Nate Campi http://www.campin.net ignorami: n: The BOFH art of folding problem lusers into representational shapes.
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