Re: IDE and hot-swap disk caddies

John Summerfield (
Wed, 27 Mar 2002 07:59:42 +0800

> > > > The device is hot-swap capable and has a switch (others have a key)
> > >
> > > true ide hotswap requires a lot more than a caddy w/switch...
> >
> > I don't understand. Please clarify.
> the controller has to high-z the bus; naturally, all devices
> on the bus have to either high-z or be turned off.
> > > syslog, of course, is user-space. the real question is where does
> > > your (raw, kernel-level) console go. serial console?
> >
> > What do I need to do to get them on tty11?
> kernel-level logging can't be configured like that: it logs
> to physical devices.

What are my options to get to a position I'm sure to see the kernel
messages as they appear?

> > Can I play games with modules? Perhaps by defining the 5513 driver as a
> > module and loading it separately for each IDE channel?
> I don't believe so.

What would happen I boot with ide1=noprobe and then load ide.o
(extracted from a modularised compile)?

On this system, it does not matter if I destroy filesystems while
testing, though I don't wish to fry any hardware.

John Summerfield

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