|SD(4)||Device Drivers Manual||SD(4)|
sd* at scsibus?
#sd0 at scsibus0 target 3 lun 0(fixed-configuration example)
sddriver provides support for a SCSI disk. It allows the disk to be divided up into a set of pseudo devices called partitions. In general the interfaces are similar to those described by wd(4).
SCSI devices have a fairly high level interface to the system and talk to it via a SCSI host adapter (e.g., ahc(4)). A SCSI adapter must also be separately configured into the system before a SCSI disk can be configured.
When the SCSI adapter is probed during boot, the SCSI bus is
scanned for devices. Any devices found which answer as
‘Direct’ type devices will be attached to
For example, the i386 port uses fdisk(8) to partition the disk into a BIOS level partition. This allows sharing the disk with other operating systems.
In addition, the
ioctl() commands may be used with the
sd driver, but only against the
c’ (whole disk) partition.
sddriver, then the act of changing the media will invalidate the disklabel and information held within the kernel. To avoid corruption, all access to the device will be discarded until there are no more open file descriptors referencing the device. During this period, all new open attempts will be rejected. When no more open file descriptors reference the device, the first next open will load a new set of parameters (including disklabel) for the drive.
sddriver was originally written for Mach 2.5, and was ported to FreeBSD by Julian Elischer. It was later ported to OpenBSD.
|June 5, 2011||OpenBSD-5.1|