On Monday, 10 February 2003 at 23:11:02 -0500, Pete wrote:
> On Mon, 03 Feb 2003, Pete wrote:
>> On Mon, 03 Feb 2003, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
>>> On Sunday,  2 February 2003 at 13:50:20 -0500, Pete wrote:
>>>> What does this mean?  Whichever drive is last, that's the one I cannot
>>>> "disklabel -e" to set its fstype to "vinum".
>>> There must be some other reason for that.  Do you have any disk label
>>> at all?
>> Yes, it does.  I can even mount /dev/ar2e because I had created a disk
>> label on it when it was attached as /dev/ar1 previously.
>> The problem seems to be accessing /dev/ar2 with disklabel.  I've swapped
>> cables and cards.  I'm even currently using two cards (one ATA100 and
>> ATA133).  I've swapped the drives all around and the only constant
>> factor seems to be ar2.  With all three drives on one card (two master
>> and one slave) or spread between the two cards (all three masters), as
>> long as there were three drives, /dev/ar2 would be like this.
>> Is the ar driver only limited to two devices?
> So it seems that there's a problem with more than two /dev/ar devices,
> or at least more than two Promise-based /dev/ar devices.  Does anyone
> know more about this or should I take this to freebsd-hackers?

Hmm, yes, that's a possibility.  -hackers won't help you there, but a
bug report might.

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