Quoting <188.8.131.52.20000614235104.00af3e50 at pop.esatclear.ie>
by Fergal Daly <fergal at esatclear.ie>:
> That won't work when you change the ID on a device (or toggle master/slave
> for IDE). What I'm talking about would allow you to plug the disk into a
> different SCSI card and still have the OS go "oh yeah, that's the disk
> we're calling /dev/twiggy in fstab".
True. The scheme I've described is designed to allow you to lock down
the names of devices you plan never to move.
> A serial no. or just a label somewhere
> in the partition table would allow that. Do disks have serial no.s, kinda
> like ethernet cards have unique hardware addresses?
Disks yes, I wouldn't bet the farm on CD-ROMs, scanners, terminal
servers, and other SCSI devices having them though.
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