Mon May 30 15:23:23 NZST 2005
> More or less. You load ieee1394.ko, ohci1394.ko and sbp2.ko, and a
> scsi-style device appears for each disk.
Right. Nowdays I'd expect this sort of thing to happen automatically
due to hotplug etc.
> yep. I think udev finally got things right in a way that devfs could
> never quite manage. My USB stick is keyed off its serial number.
Indeed. I twiddled with my setup to get it to name my wireless card
correctly. It kept getting names like dev1234 (where 1234 would change
every boot). Made setting up a network tricky. Now it appears the
wireless drivers I use can be given a module option to fix the device
> Some of the udev examples are kind of contrived, but show up the
> flexibility. One of the more contrived examples is to do a cddb lookup
> on audio cds as they are inserted, and to mount them as
> /dev/$artist_$album (well, to symlink that to the actual device name
Indeed but very flexible, which is good.
> This is almost happening. Ethernet connected disks (ATA over Ethernet,
> www.coraid.com) as a cheaper alternative to iSCSI.
Indeed I've read about Coraid gear. Very nice. Presents the ATAoE
device as a block device to the Linux kernel. Has some limitations
though due to its simplicity.
> Also, you can get a fairly wide range of SOHO/home user "NAS" devices
> that you plug USB or firewire disks into, and it "just works" and then
> presents them as samba or NFS share. There are "media centers" along
> this line as well. Although, they are probably all running linux of
> some form underneath the covers, and might exhibit just as many problems
> as you've seen :)
Yeah. I'm occasionally tempted to get a NAS. But often they are more
expensive than they should be. Ie, you could build a simple Linux NAS a
lot cheaper than the off the shelf ones.
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