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SCSI_INFO(8)                System Manager's Manual               SCSI_INFO(8)



NAME
       scsi_info - SCSI device description tool

SYNOPSIS
       scsi_info device


DESCRIPTION
       Scsi_info  opens  the  specified  SCSI  device  file, and retrieves its
       actual SCSI address  parameters.   It  also  looks  up  the  device  in
       /proc/scsi/scsi  and  retrieves  the  device's  vendor  information, if
       available.  Its output is a pair  of  Bourne-style  shell  commands  to
       define  the  SCSI_ID,  HOST, and MODEL variables based on this informa-
       tion.  The SCSI_ID variable has three comma-separated fields: the  SCSI
       channel  number,  the  device ID, and the logical unit number.  In most
       cases, the channel and logical unit will be 0.

       The reason for the existence of  this  utility  lies  in  the  peculiar
       method  for  assigning  minor  device  numbers  to  Linux SCSI devices.
       Devices are numbered based on the order in  which  they  are  detected,
       irrespective  of  their device addresses.  This tool automatically con-
       verts these arbitrary device assignments back  to  the  user-configured
       addresses.


AUTHOR
       David Hinds - dahindsATusers.net



pcmcia-cs                     2003/05/14 15:44:19                 SCSI_INFO(8)