System Administration Guide, Volume 1

Specifying the Slice

The string you use to identify a specific slice on a specific disk depends on the controller type, either direct or bus-oriented. The following table describes the different types of direct or bus-oriented controllers on different platforms.

Table 26-2 Controller Types

Direct controllers 

Bus-Oriented Controllers 

Xylogics (SPARC) 




The conventions for both types of controllers are explained in the following subsections.

Note -

Controller numbers are assigned automatically at system initialization. The numbers are strictly logical and imply no direct mapping to physical controllers.