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File Formats                                              scsi(4)



NAME
     scsi - configuration files for SCSI target drivers

DESCRIPTION
     The architecture of the Solaris SCSI subsystem distinguishes
     two  types  of device drivers: SCSI target drivers, and SCSI
     host adapter drivers.  Target drivers like sd(7D) and st(7D)
     manage  the  device  on  the other end of the SCSI bus. Host
     adapter drivers manage the SCSI bus on  behalf  of  all  the
     devices that share it.

     Drivers for host adapters provide a common set of interfaces
     for  target drivers.  These interfaces comprise the Sun Com-
     mon SCSI Architecture ( SCSA) which are documented  as  part
     of    the    Solaris    DDI/DKI.    See   scsi_ifgetcap(9F),
     scsi_init_pkt(9F),  and   scsi_transport(9F)   for   further
     details of these, and associated routines.

     Target drivers for SCSI devices should use a  driver  confi-
     guration file to enable them to be recognized by the system.

     Configuration files for SCSI target drivers should  identify
     the  host  adapter driver implicitly using the class keyword
     to remove any dependency  on  the  particular  host  adapter
     involved.

     All host adapter drivers of class scsi recognize the follow-
     ing properties:

     target
           Integer-valued SCSI target identifier that this driver
           will claim.

     lun   Integer-valued SCSI logical unit number  (  LUN)  that
           this driver will claim.

     All SCSI target drivers must provide target and lun  proper-
     ties.  These  properties  are  used to construct the address
     part of the device name under /devices.

     The  SCSI target driver  configuration  files  shipped  with
     Solaris have entries for  LUN 0 only.  For devices that sup-
     port other LUNs, such  as  some   CD  changers,  the  system
     administrator  may edit the driver configuration file to add
     entries for other LUNs.

EXAMPLES
     Example 1: A sample configuration file.

     Here is a configuration file for a SCSI target driver called
     toaster.conf.




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File Formats                                              scsi(4)



     #
     # Copyright (c) 1992, by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
     #
     #ident  "@(#)toaster.conf       1.2     92/05/12 SMI"
     name="toaster" class="scsi" target=4 lun=0;

     Add the following lines to  sd.conf for a six- CD changer on
     target 3, with  LUNs 0 to  5.

     name="sd" class="scsi" target=3 lun=1;
     name="sd" class="scsi" target=3 lun=2;
     name="sd" class="scsi" target=3 lun=3;
     name="sd" class="scsi" target=3 lun=4;
     name="sd" class="scsi" target=3 lun=5;

     It is not necessary to add the line for LUN 0, as it already
     exists in the file shipped with Solaris.

SEE ALSO
     driver.conf(4),    sd(7D),    st(7D),     scsi_ifgetcap(9F),
     scsi_init_pkt(9F), scsi_transport(9F)

     Writing Device Drivers

     ANSI Small Computer System Interface-2 (SCSI-2)

NOTES
     You need to ensure that the target and lun values claimed by
     your  target  driver  do  not  conflict with existing target
     drivers on the system. For  example,  if  the  target  is  a
     direct access device, the standard sd.conf file will usually
     make sd claim it before any other driver  has  a  chance  to
     probe it.






















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