On Sat, 2004-09-25 at 15:46, Mark Twomey wrote:
> After ruling out the hardware we were getting to that. ;-)
Uhuh. I suspected as much :-)
> That's one of the reasons I asked if /dev/st0 was auto generated or put
> in by hand. If it is missing SCSI support then I'm not very impressed
> that the system puts non-applicable entries in the device tree
> regardless of if the system currently has the capability to support
> such entries or not. That's just bloody lazy.
Actually I don't see it quite as bad as that: /dev/st0 is a *very*
common device, and I think it's perfectly reasonable of an OS to
include it as a default. It causes no trouble just being there,
unused, and it makes it easier for post hoc installation of something
like a tape if you know the device will be there. I *hate* mknod,
simply because finding the major and minor numbers is one of those
hidden and usually undocumented gotchas.
> And yes Kudzu is awful, it's probably the first thing on my list to hit
> with chkconfig the moment I login to a new box.
It used to be fine, back in the days of RH 6.* and 7.* when it would
run and find your soundcard, IDE tape, CD, etc, and install what was
needed. Nowadays it doesn't seem to do anything useful.
All of which points at one thing: what module do I need to add SCSI
capability to a running FC2 system? And please don't say ide-scsi:
there is no such thing for FC2 AFAIK :-)
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