Disappearing /dev/diskid/DISK*

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Sat Feb 4 21:57:32 UTC 2017

On Sat, 4 Feb 2017 11:42:07 -0800 (PST), Roger Marquis wrote:
> What would cause these entries be disappearing and reappearing, several
> days apart, on an 11.0-RELEASE-p6 system with ZFS root?

Other than the obvious (disks physically disconnecting),
I could imagine this has something to do with labels
(or in this case specifically, with disk serial numbers).
When a label is being used, for example to mount a
partition, the corresponding entry in the /dev subtree
will disappear, i. e. only those _not_ in use are present
there. Could it be some "automount"-related thing (when
you say it's happening more or less randomly)?

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