Get # of disks as non-root

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# 8  
Old 08-10-2011
Originally Posted by DukeNuke2
what is the output of "rmformat"? the 3rd drive could be your DVD or another external device...
I think you are right:

# rmformat
Looking for devices...
     1. Logical Node: /dev/rdsk/c1t0d0s2
        Physical Node: /pci@7c0/pci@0/pci@1/pci@0/ide@8/sd@0,0
        Connected Device: MATSHITA CD-RW  CW-8124   DZ13
        Device Type: <Unknown>

Is there a reliable way to get the number of disks as non-root?
# 9  
Old 08-10-2011
Originally Posted by PPPP
Is there a reliable way to get the number of disks as non-root?
What's wrong with the various solutions already suggested ?
# 10  
Old 08-10-2011
iostat -En

The output is difficult to reliably script to parse the number of hard drives.


Similar to iostat. It's difficult to reliably script to parse the number of hard drives.

The script provided includes the DVD ROM. I suppose I can take the script, run rmformat, find the number of DVD ROM and then subtract from the output of the script. Smilie
# 11  
Old 08-10-2011
For something parseable, you can use:
kstat -c device_error

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