[OpenIndiana-discuss] cryptic device naming?

Roy Sigurd Karlsbakk roy at karlsbakk.net
Fri Nov 5 17:35:27 UTC 2010

> > <snip> to a SAS6 expander). Now, although the drives show up, their
> > names are very cryptic. See below for format output. The controller
> > I'm using is a LSA SAS9211. I have used the expanders earlier
> > without problem, but with this controller, the drive names are
> > seriously messed up. So a couple of questions:
> >
> > - How can I know which drive just died with these names? - Is it
> > possible to remove this new naming and go back to c0t0d0s0-like
> > naming?
> That is the cXtYdZ naming layout - the t entry for these is just
> showing each drive's WWN.

ah - didn't know that

> I'm not near a host with a SAS controller at the moment, but can't you
> use luxadm to query the device to see what it is and what state it's
> in?
> luxadm display /dev/rdsk/c0t500A075102FC7DC7d0s2

doesn't seem to work too well:

root at tos-backup:~# luxadm display /dev/rdsk/c0t50014EE0AD1F8EEAd0s0

ERROR: No Fibre Channel Adapters found.
Error: Invalid pathname (/dev/rdsk/c0t50014EE0AD1F8EEAd0s0)

Any idea what can be done here?

Vennlige hilsener / Best regards

Roy Sigurd Karlsbakk
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