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Date:      Wed, 2 Oct 1996 13:19:18 -0400
From:      Derrell Lipman <derrell@vis-av.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   probe() other than at boot time
Message-ID:  <199610021719.NAA00871@vis-av.com>

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I have a very noisy SCSI DAT backup tape drive which, for peace of
mind, I leave turned off.  The problem is that I need to reboot (with
the tape drive turned on) -- in order for the kernel to probe the
device -- whenever I want to do a backup.

Is there a way to force a probe while the system is running (i.e. at a
time other than boot time)?

Alternatively, is there a way to configure the kernel so that the SCSI
DAT tape drive is always assumed to exist, rather than having it
probe()'ed for?  The hard drive is also a SCSI device, so the SCSI
interface AHA-1542C (I think) is found during boot-time probe, as is
the SCSI hard drive.

Thanks!

Derrell

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