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Bug 86216 - kudzu should make /dev/cdrom entries in same order as /dev/scd entries
Summary: kudzu should make /dev/cdrom entries in same order as /dev/scd entries
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kudzu
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
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Reported: 2003-03-17 13:07 UTC by Michael Wardle
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:35 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-03-29 20:54:57 UTC

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Description Michael Wardle 2003-03-17 13:07:49 UTC
Description of problem:
I have two ATAPI CD drives in my system, one as secondary master
(hdc) and one as secondary slave (hdd).  hdc is a DVD/CD-ROM drive,
hdd is a CD-RW drive.

On a clean install of Red Hat Linux 8.0.94, the CD-RW drive is
automatically configured as an IDE-SCSI drive by appending
"hdd=ide-scsi" to the kernel parameters at boot time, while the
DVD drive is left as a standard EIDE CD drive.

/dev/cdrom = /dev/hdc = hdc
/dev/cdrom1 = /dev/scd0 = hdd
/dev/cdwriter = /dev/sg0 = hdd

I decided I would like both ATAPI CD drives to use the IDE-SCSI
layer to keep things consistent, so I added "hdc=ide-scsi" to the
kernel parameters.  Afterward, I am left with:

/dev/cdrom = /dev/scd1 = hdd
/dev/cdrom1 = /dev/scd0 = hdc
/dev/cdwriter = /dev/sg1 = hdd

I would hope that I would instead have:

/dev/cdrom = /dev/scd0 = hdc
/dev/cdrom1 = /dev/scd1 = hdd
/dev/cdwriter = /dev/sg1 = hdd

I would expect this because it would:
- have the /dev/cdrom symbolic links in the same order as the
  IDE-SCSI devices (the first /dev/cdrom entry points to the first
  /dev/scd? entry, and so on)
- leave the /dev/cdrom symbolic links pointing to the same
  physical drive as they did before the DVD drive (hdc) was also
  made an IDE-SCSI device

I am filing this bug under kudzu, as I believe it is responsible
for hardware detection and modification of the /dev/cdrom symlinks.

This bug is probably unimportant, and you may decide to class it as
an enhancement rather than a defect.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2005-03-29 20:54:57 UTC
Closing bugs on older, no longer supported, releases. Apologies for any lack of

In current trees this functionality is handled by HAL, fstab-sync, and the udev
configuration; the old code in kudzu is unlikely to change.

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