[TriLUG] finding udev renamed flashkeys
Joseph Mack NA3T
jmack at wm7d.net
Sun Apr 12 11:11:17 EDT 2009
udev is a bit of a mystery to me (like taxes).
I need to know whether a flashkey is mounted and if so
To see if there's one plugged in, I look in
/proc/partitions. If so I see /dev/sda*
My udev rules will translate this to /dev/pny* (say)
and my automount rules will mount it at /pny (say).
I would like to be able to look somewhere to see what disks
are on the machine. Currently I'm looking in
/proc/partitions (or /proc/diskstats) and find sda*. I need
to be able to connect that to the udev'ed name (/dev/pny*)
which appears in the mount table. However there's no
connection (that I can find, eg in /sys) to connect
/dev/sda* and /dev/pny* (except the device major and minor
One solution that would work would be if the flashkey showed
up in /proc/partitions as /dev/pny*
Joseph Mack NA3T EME(B,D), FM05lw North Carolina
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