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From: Andre Tomt <>
Cc: Patrick Ale <>
Subject: Re: pata_sil680 module, udev and changing drive node order
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2007 08:33:50 +0100	[thread overview]
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Patrick Ale wrote:
> The drivers load correctly but my drives seem to be in a different
> order all the time, which is not very convinient when your run md
> devices.

md does not rely on device names, it can work on array UUID's too (check 
out man mdadm.conf).

> So, my question is: how do I force a fixed order for a module handling
> two PCI cards, or how do I tell udev to always use the same mapping
> for the device nodes in /dev?

To avoid these kinds of pitfalls I usually only specify UUID's for mdadm 
to assemble, not device-names. Mount can also work with partition UUID's 
  if you are not using something like devicemapper or md in between that 
has a static device name scheme.

Beware that you may need a fairly modern initramfs/initrd setup to get 
all this to work cleanly, especially if the root device is involved.

      reply	other threads:[~2007-01-22  8:03 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 2+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-01-21  0:23 Patrick Ale
2007-01-22  7:33 ` Andre Tomt [this message]

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