[Mageia-dev] Why is AHCI statically compiled into kernel?

R James upsnag2 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 5 19:51:55 CET 2013

On Tue, Mar 5, 2013 at 12:19 PM, Thomas Backlund <tmb at mageia.org> wrote:

> If you follow raid devel list you will soon learn that they dont recommend
> trusting the /dev/sd* naming either as it is by
> no means static... :)
> depending on your hw, they may for example  hange place if you happend
> to have a usb disk plugged at boot and so on.
> so the thing to check is for example  what disk is mapped as
> /dev/disk/by-id/*
> where you can match on actual disc serial number and so on...
> then you can be sure wich disk is failing / has failed..

Great advice. I'll make sure the drive's serial numbers are visible without
removal and then use ls /dev/disk/by-id/ to make sure I get the right one,
if/when the time ever comes...

Thanks again -- RJ
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