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The --forcerescan option removes SCSI devices

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 4 (SLES 11 SP4)


With sg3_utils version 1.40-0.21.1 and newer the --forcerescan option is fixed. Prior to this version specifying the option did not work as expected. The option should normally be avoided and only be used in case of emergency - e.g. if there is a kernel bug or a LUN is not pointing to the correct target device any more (changes done on the target).

NOTE: Running the script with this option can result in it removing in-use underlying devices!


If possible avoid using the --forcerescan or --forceremove options.


Both the options --forcerescan and --forceremove remove the devices as a first step.


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  • Document ID:7018624
  • Creation Date: 16-Feb-2017
  • Modified Date:28-Sep-2022
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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