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Old 03-01-2012, 11:41 AM   #1
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cciss - what is it


Hello, I've searched your forums w/o luck on this question, but what is cciss? If I see a partition on Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 4 (shown below)

# fdisk -l
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/cciss/c0d0p1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux
/dev/cciss/c0d0p2 14 8920 71545477+ 8e Linux LVM


I'm not familar with that format. Usually, you'll see /dev/sdaX or /dev/mapper/VolGroupXXLogVolYY for partitions. Has anyone ever seen a tutorial on why devices are set up this way? Also what does the "c", the "d", the "p" stand for?
 
Old 03-01-2012, 12:08 PM   #2
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See /kernel/Documentation/cciss.txt?
 
Old 03-01-2012, 12:22 PM   #3
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Hi hokie1999

cciss is a driver for HP SmartArray RAID card in the server.
 
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Originally Posted by hokie1999 View Post
Hello, I've searched your forums w/o luck on this question, but what is cciss? If I see a partition on Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 4 (shown below)

# fdisk -l
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/cciss/c0d0p1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux
/dev/cciss/c0d0p2 14 8920 71545477+ 8e Linux LVM

I'm not familar with that format. Usually, you'll see /dev/sdaX or /dev/mapper/VolGroupXXLogVolYY for partitions. Has anyone ever seen a tutorial on why devices are set up this way? Also what does the "c", the "d", the "p" stand for?
Did you try putting "what is cciss" into Google???

http://cciss.sourceforge.net/
http://www.mjmwired.net/kernel/Documentation/cciss.txt
http://man7.org/linux/man-pages/man4/cciss.4.html
 
  


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