Switchover to CAM ATA?

Freddie Cash fjwcash at gmail.com
Fri Apr 23 16:02:01 UTC 2010

On Fri, Apr 23, 2010 at 1:41 AM, Paul Wootton
<paul at fletchermoorland.co.uk>wrote:

> Alexander Motin wrote:
>> Can we do switchover now, or some more reasons preventing this?
>> The only thing I miss about the old ATA layer was that I knew that a drive
> on a particular controller would always be assigned the same adX number,
> whether is was present at boot time, or added days later. This could get a
> little messy having ad2, ad4, ad12, ad20 and ad22, but at least if I added a
> new drive, it would always attach to say ad8.
> Can this be done on the new CAM ATA?

I have not tried it with ATA_CAM, but in theory, you should be able to wire
things down the same as with SCSI devices.  Just takes a bit of mucking
around with camcontrol output, and sticking the right info into

See the man page for camcontrol for all the details.

Freddie Cash
fjwcash at gmail.com

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