Re: /dev/sd*

From: Jan Engelhardt
Date: Thu Aug 17 2006 - 04:07:58 EST

>>> 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.

In the process, we can rename the then-"generic disk" (scsi ide whatever)
back to "hd*" since that actually expands to Hard Disk.
(If I would have known a lot earlier about Linux I would have proposed
"id*" for the IDE disks.)

Jan Engelhardt
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