Re: /dev/sd*

From: Michael Tokarev
Date: Thu Aug 17 2006 - 03:55:51 EST

Lee Trager wrote:
> Jeff Garzik wrote:
>> Gabor Gombas wrote:
>>> AFAIR long ago Linus said he'd like just one major number (and thus only
>>> one naming scheme) for every disk in the system; with /dev/sd* we're now
>>> getting there.
>> Yep. /dev/disk is a long term goal :)
> I agree with Adrian, users are going to get confused if their devices
> are named something different once they switch to this new interface. So
> if we're going to confusing them why not just take the big leap and
> switch it over to /dev/disk? It seems to make more sense then to have
> all IDE and SATA users use /dev/sda for awhile only to down the road
> have to to switch to /dev/disk.

The reason, in my opinion anyway, is that not all the word is IDE now,
and it has been this way for a long time. I mean, real scsi uses /dev/sd*
*right now*, and changing this to /dev/disk* will break just everything,
not only people using IDE.


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