Adding/scanning scsi bus devices on a running Solaris/Linux system.
With hot swapable devices becoming more of the norm, you need a few handy commands
to kick the OS in to doing this.
Solaris: drvconfig - will go out an rescan for new hardware just like at boot time.
you will need to follow this with the idisk or tape command to build the /dev entries.
Another handy view of Solaris devices, processor, and memory too is: /usr/platform/sun4u/sbin/prtdiag ( the sun4u part is platform dependent)
This scanning idea is old, in computer terms, VMS did it back in 1983 when VAXclusters came out!
- lspci - will list the pci buses
- lsusb - will list the usb buses
- cat /proc/scsi/scsi - show what's seen on the scsi buses
- /usr/sbin/rescan-scsi-bus.sh - is the closest thing on linux to solaris drvconfig , you can google/yahoo search for Kurt Garloff version