: > Is it possible to rescan the devices connected to the SCSI bus while run-time?
: > This question is interesting if (like in my case) the LINUX-PC is operating
: > as server and e.g. a backup tape or an additional disk will be connected
: > to the external SCSI bus.
: Don't do that. Playing with the bus while it's under power is rather
: dangerous, and even more so when there's traffic on the bus.
: People have lost SCSI interface chips because of this.
I do this every week with a wide variety of systems, and have never had
any trouble. In any case it is possible to make a ribbon cable with
SCSI plugs pressed onto it at regular intervals. With this you can add
or remove a SCSI device without leaving it unterminated at any time. It
might well be advisable to switch off the device you are attaching or