how to assure that a certain device (e.g. /dev/pass1) always is /dev/pass1 on subsequent reboots?

Polytropon freebsd at
Thu Aug 27 11:02:14 UTC 2015

On Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:38:27 +0200 (CEST), Raimund Sacherer wrote:
> Hello, 
> I need to make sure that certain devices always have their
> corresponding device names (like /dev/pass1) assigned. I need
> this for auto changers in our backup server (but not only there). 
> I have vastly more linux knowledge and there you can for
> example create udev rules which rename the device to what you
> need. What is the equivalent way on FreeBSD? Loader hints? 

Yes. The file in question is /boot/device.hints. See
"man 5 device.hints" for details. You should be able
to "hard-wire" the device number with the physical device
characteristica (address, irq and so on).

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