Stop using a SATA drive

Chris Stankevitz chrisstankevitz at
Fri Aug 28 20:17:59 UTC 2015

On Thu, Aug 27, 2015 at 3:06 PM, Polytropon <freebsd at> wrote:
> But on the other hand, what's wrong with _ignoring_ a
> device file you don't want to have anything to do with?

>From my OP:

> I imagine I would feel confident that nothing is using it
> if the drive disappeared from /dev

My only interest in the device file going away was that I would
suddenly become confident that it is not in use (e.g. by smartd,
gpart, etc).  If there is another way to become confident that a
device is not in use then that would be okay too.

"Device file disappearing" would only be useful to me if it happened
before the drive was "ejected", not after.


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