Gary Shea writes:
> On a slightly different topic, I was reading some old mails, and found
> this in the linux kernel list (as I recall...):
> From: Richard Gooch (rgooch@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx)
> Date: Sun Jul 02 2000 - 13:23:57 EST
> Rask Ingemann Lambertsen writes:
> > Den 02-Jul-00 10:54:55 skrev Xuan Baldauf følgende om "devfs: whereis
> > my ide-cdrom":
> > >Hello,
> > >I have an IDE cdrom drive formerly known as /dev/hdc:
> > [cut]
> > >but it does not appear in the devfs namespace in
> > >linux-2.4.0-test2-ac2:
> > >notebook2:/dev/ide/host0/bus1/target0/lun0 # dir
> > [cut]
> > >So it is a bug?
> > [...] Check /dev/ide/host1/bus0/target0/lun0 instead.
> Correct. Each IDE interface is a separate host. Thus the secondary is
> I read this and thought, ok, this makes sense. Only problem is, I
> now have exactly the same situation. My drive is /dev/hdc (or used
> to be), but now it's /dev/ide/host0/bus1/target0/lun0/cd. Note
> host0, not host1 (there's no host1 at all). Was this momentary
> confusion or am I totally missing something?
Hm. I've just checked on a 2.4.7 box, which has hda (master on primary
interface) and hdc (master on secondary interface).
hda is /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0
hdc is /dev/ide/host0/bus1/target0/lun0
So either I was wrong, or something has changed.
In any case, is something not working, or are you just surprised?