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Date:      Thu, 3 Oct 1996 16:44:09 -0400
From:      Derrell Lipman <derrell@vis-av.com>
To:        "Jordan K. Hubbard" <jkh@time.cdrom.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: probe() other than at boot time 
Message-ID:  <199610032044.QAA04719@vis-av.com>
In-Reply-To: <13451.844298677@time.cdrom.com>
References:  <199610021719.NAA00871@vis-av.com> <13451.844298677@time.cdrom.com>

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Jordan K. Hubbard writes:
 > > Is there a way to force a probe while the system is running (i.e. at a
 > > time other than boot time)?
 > 
 > scsi -f /dev/sd0 -r

Thanks for the suggestion, but unfortunately, it didn't work.

I assume that you meant /dev/rst0 since I was talking about the
streaming tape.  I get a "Device not configured" message, just like
when I try to tar or dd to it if the tape drive wasn't on when I
booted.  That's the problem that I'm trying to solve.

After thinking about /dev/sd0, I decided that it _shouldn't_ do any
harm to try the above command on that device.  Bad decision.  It
crashed the machine. :-(

Have you any other suggestions for me?

Wonderingly...

Derrell

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