Re: devfs and /proc/ide/hda

From: Guest section DW (
Date: Wed Feb 28 2001 - 10:10:23 EST

On Wed, Feb 28, 2001 at 08:52:54PM +1100, Glenn McGrath wrote:

> Im running kernel 2.4.1, I have entries like /proc/ide/hda,
> /proc/ide/ide0/hda etc irrespective of wether im using devfs or
> traditional device names.
> Is always using traditional device names for /proc/ide intentional, or
> is it something nobody has gotten around to fixing yet?

If only humans look at /proc, and they like typing long names,
then there is no objection against changing /proc.
As it is, however, quite a few programs look at /proc for
information about devices. I don't think it would be a good
idea to "fix" /proc and simultaneously break all these programs.
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