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Old 11-20-2003, 11:46 PM   #1
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linux equiv. of raw disks and device paths

In Solaris, you use raw disks (/dev/rdsk) for things like fsck and fdisk, etc.

In Linux, I notice that there is sometimes a directory /dev/raw but it doesn't seem to be used much. Why is that, or why is it that in Linux you use the devices in /dev (which I assume are block devices) for things like disk maintenence?

Secondly, in Solaris, they use device paths like /pci@1f,0/pci@1,1/ide@3/disk@3,0 (aaahhhh!). Is there an equivalant of this in Linux?




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