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Tru64 and new device file for a disk

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Adam Garsha
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Tru64 and new device file for a disk

What information does Tru64 use to determine whether a new device file is required for a disk. I am wondering if you replace a disk (and Bus-Target-Lun stays the same) will the device file change?

How about if instead of a SCSI disk I have a SAN disk and I represent it with the same WWID and B-T-L as before, will it have the same device name or will a new device file be created?

I want to understand what information Tru64 uses to determine if the disk is "the same" or "new".


Adam Garsha
Johan Brusche
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Re: Tru64 and new device file for a disk

In V4.xx, disk special device names are based on device position , ie bus,target,lun .

With V5.yy, disk special device names are based on a WWID, SAN logical units presenting the same WWID to the SAN will use the same special device name.

Physical disks on a SCSI bus device naqming is based on a WWID derived from the serial number of the device. Devices with non-unique serial numbers present a problem for V5.0 that can be worked around via the ddr.dbase .

___ Johan./