This is a question about Linux storage device names on RHEL5 and RHEL6
Most storage devices are accessible using device names /dev/sda, /dev/sdb, etc. By storage device I mean a device that could be partitioned, formatted and mounted as regular filesystem.
However, HP servers use /dev/cciss/c0d0, /dev/cciss/c0d1, etc. as the device name, probably due to historical reasons.
This means that commands or scripts need a special case to handle /dev/cciss/cxdx as opposed to /dev/sdx
I understand that the cciss module has been replaced by the hpsa module in RHEL6 which removes this inconsistency.
However, this is a more general question - are there any other non-standard storage device names that could trip up a command or script that is only looking for /dev/sdx?