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Date:      Thu, 03 Oct 1996 19:27:49 -0700
From:      "Jordan K. Hubbard" <jkh@time.cdrom.com>
To:        Derrell Lipman <derrell@vis-av.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: probe() other than at boot time 
Message-ID:  <2603.844396069@time.cdrom.com>
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Thu, 03 Oct 1996 16:44:09 EDT." <199610032044.QAA04719@vis-av.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

Actually, it seems to work with any device on the same bus as
the device you're interested in - I do it this way to enable
my scanner.  Clearly you can't do it on the device which hasn't
been probed yet since that'd be a chicken-and-egg scenario at
best. :-)

> 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. :-(

Crash how?  Clearly, you've found *another* problem now. ;-)

					Jordan



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