remove existing mass-storage devices from the system configuration
/sbin/sdirm [-n] device_number
The sdirm script
removes support for an existing mass-storage device
from the system configuration,
allowing the device to be removed from the SCSI bus
and taken out of service.
This is the converse function to sdiadd -n
which allows the hot addition of supported mass-storage devices.
sdirm takes the following option:
Allow the user to override the system's temporarily
halting when sdirm quiets the SCSI bus.
This option also removes the requirement
that sdirm be run from the console.
The device_number must be in one of the following forms:
In the device_number, the W, X, Y,
and Z specify the controller, bus, target, and LUN.
If the bus is not specified, then it is assumed to be zero.
If the LUN is not specified,
then all LUNs associated with the device are removed.
If the device has multiple LUNs,
then sdirm must be run on each of the device nodes
or the second form can be used and the LUN left unspecified.
Hot addition/removal is the ability to add and
remove SCSI devices from a running system.
This feature works with all packages that access the HBA driver,
including, but not limited to, mounted file systems,
the Veritas Volume Manager,
and raw device
access through /dev/rdsk and /dev/rmt.
To use this feature,
the HBA and target drivers must support hot
To remove a device from the system,
the system administrator:
Ensures that removing the device will not alter
the SCSI bus termination.
The device cannot be removed
if the SCSI bus termination will be altered.
Executes /sbin/sdirm with the -n option
and the device node as arguments.
If the command fails because either the
target or HBA driver
does not support hot addition/removal,
then the device cannot be removed.
If the command fails because the device is open,
then the system administrator must correct this
before the command can be re-executed.
quiets the SCSI bus and notifies the user when
it is safe to remove the device from the system.
Remove the device from the SCSI bus.
Press the <Enter> key to inform sdirm
that the device has been removed
and normal SCSI bus operation can resume.
calls other system commands to perform the
it reports all errors encountered by those commands,
then cleans up intermediate files created in the process.
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SCO OpenServer Release 6.0.0 - 02 June 2005