Re: [patch] IDE driver model update

From: Ketil Froyn (
Date: Tue Oct 08 2002 - 09:31:33 EST

On Tue, 8 Oct 2002, wrote:

> This raises the interesting possibility of being able to refer to
> things like removable media directly, instead of the device the media
> is inserted in.
> The Amiga was doing this years ago. You could access floppy drives
> as, E.G. df0:, df1:, etc, but if you formatted a volume and called it
> foobar, you could access foobar: no matter which floppy drive you put
> it in to.

Isn't this possible in /etc/fstab already? Standard redhat-installs seem
to put in the labels of the volume instead of referring to the device.

> Also, Plan 9 does similar interesting things - you can do the
> equivilent of:
> ls /internet/websites/
> and treat the website as a filesystem.

Wouldn't you just need a filesystem driver for this? I don't know that
it's a good idea, though ;)


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