[PATCH] dynamic addition of virtual disks on PPC64 iSeries

hch at infradead.org hch at infradead.org
Mon May 24 17:09:22 EST 2004

On Mon, May 24, 2004 at 04:20:39PM +1000, Stephen Rothwell wrote:
> Hi Andrew, Linus,
> This patch allows us to dynamically add virtual disks to an iSeries
> partition. It works like this: after you have created the virtual disk
> file on OS/400 and attached it to the Linux partition, you need to read
> /sys/bus/vio/drivers/viodasd/probe.  This will do the probe and list any
> new disks discovered.

Reading a file to cause a probe looks like an incredibly broken interface
to me.  I'd suggest writing '1' (or for that matters accepting any input
would do it either) to the file instead.

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