[CentOS] /dev/sda

Tue Dec 6 20:19:04 UTC 2011
Lamar Owen <lowen at pari.edu>

On Tuesday, December 06, 2011 03:09:42 PM Lamar Owen wrote:
> I've seen that happen before.  It was a tad disconcerting at first, but, yes, in the case I saw it a reboot made it back to sda.

Oh, and /dev/sda is not necessarily the BIOS boot device, by the way.  For instance, on my upstream EL 6.1 box:

[root at www ~]# mount|grep boot
/dev/sdag1 on /boot type ext4 (rw)
[root at www ~]#

That is not constant; I have seen it at /dev/sda1, and I have seen it everywhere in between.

It will be interesting to see if 6.2 has deterministic behavior in device names.