> I would like to add/remove external scsi devices to my FreeBSD 3.3 on
> the fly - without a reboot.
> The major idea is to have the CD-R and/or DAT sitting on the FreeBSD
> box, but it should be possible to remove it and use it another
> machine/location without rebooting the server.
> No doubt the ordinary disks would be rather surpriced when the
> termination suddenly disappears for a few seconds - so i've decided to
> add an additional scsi ctrl to the system to circumvent that.
> If this was a NetWare 41x server i would write "scan for new devices"
> after adding and powering up the scsi units. What does one do on a
> FreeBSD box ?
It doesn't matter if your driver resides in an external kernel moduleQuote:> I've considered the idea of using a "loadable module" for that
> particular scsi controller - because i guess that the identfication
> and "binding of devices" would be done by the module. But !! Is this
> true ? or can modules only be loaded and unloaded at particular times
> - such as on-boot or after going single user ??
or not. Modules can (theoretically) be loaded and unloaded any time,
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