Comments 7 Posted In Red Hat Enterprise Linux cfgmgr/cfgadm alternative or equivalent for Linux Latest response 2011-08-26T13:45:53+00:00 To simplified device management for Linux. VL Started 2011-08-21T15:51:42+00:00 by Vincent Lin Pro 447 points Log in to join the conversation Responses Sort By Oldest Sort By Newest BN Red Hat Active Contributor 335 points 22 August 2011 5:58 PM Bill Nottingham Looking over this, this seems to be a direct overlap with what's done with udev. What functionality are you needing that udev doesn't have? VL Pro 447 points 23 August 2011 6:27 AM Vincent Lin What I am looking for here is a simple form of DEVFS operation (add/remove/manage devices), not symbolic link operation to DEVFS devices. BN Red Hat Active Contributor 335 points 23 August 2011 7:03 PM Bill Nottingham You'll have to be more specific. For example, when you say 'add device', do you mean: - rescan a SCSI bus? - add a new PCI hotplug device? - notice a new USB device insertion? Similarly, by 'manage', do you mean permissions/ACLs, or something else? Reading over what cfgadm does, much of this is done automatically on Linux/RHEL - for example, hardware additions are automatically made available for the system to use. VL Pro 447 points 24 August 2011 7:31 PM Vincent Lin Device Management in UNIX http://www.scribd.com/doc/47542206/device-management-in-unix SCSI resource (FC/iSCSI/FCoE/SAS/SATA) Adapter resource (PCI/PCIx/PCIe) CPU resource (Works quite well on Linux on Power) Memory resource (Works quite well on Linux on Power) Sorry we don't use much USB device in Datacenter. BTW USB device works really well on my Linux desktop. ;-) BN Red Hat Active Contributor 335 points 24 August 2011 8:57 PM Bill Nottingham All that describes for cfgmgr is the loading of device drivers and creating of device nodes; that's already handled by udev. Hot-online/offline of CPUs and memory is certainly a valid use case... that's something to consider to wrap in a tool. VL Pro 447 points 25 August 2011 2:21 AM Vincent Lin cfgmgr commandhttp://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/aix/v6r1/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.aix.cmds/doc/aixcmds1/cfgmgr.htm rmdev commandhttp://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/aix/v6r1/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.aix.cmds/doc/aixcmds4/rmdev.htm lsdev commandhttp://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/aix/v6r1/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.aix.cmds/doc/aixcmds3/lsdev.htm Here is the AIX QuickStarthttp://www.tablespace.net/quicksheet/aix-quickstart.html HTH FO Active Contributor 390 points 26 August 2011 1:45 PM Fred Orispaa I too would like to see more powerful hardware-level utilities. All we really have is "lspci", and for the rest you get to navigate /dev, /proc, /sys which is sometimes a real adventure.