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Re: SysAdmin list and question ..

On Thu, 9 Nov 2000, Alberto Brealey wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 09, 2000 at 08:53:26AM -0800, Dave wrote:
> > 2.  My debian box has several scsi disks on it, and if one is turned off
> > at boot time, the machine mounts the wrong disks on the defined
> > filesystems, even though they are listed correctly in /etc/fstab. Is
> this is a problem with the way the linux kernel handles device name
> allocation (is this the way to say it?). the thing is, /dev/sda is going to
> be the _first_ scsi disc on your system (the first one your kernel
> recognises), so if you turn on your machine with a only a disc with an id of
> 5 in the second controller, it will be /dev/sda.
> but if you hook up another disc with id 2 on the first controller, this new
> disc will become /dev/sda, nad the previously-know-as-/dev/sda wil become
> /dev/sdb. so: if you add or remove discs, every hd that has an scsi id
> higher that the one on the changed device will change its /dev/sda<x> place.
> i believe solaris does not have this problem, since it handles discs like
> /dev/<scsi-bus-id>/<scsi-id> or some variation...
> > there a way to force the machine to mount a given disk on a given
> > filesystem?  Thanks!
> not on linux, i don't think so.
> hope this helps,
> Alberto.
I'm not sure, but maybe linux 2.4 solves this.

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