Re: /dev/sd*

From: Jan Engelhardt
Date: Thu Aug 17 2006 - 04:16:43 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.
>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.

Some people already went through this when devfs hit the scene, and once again
when it left the scene. Should be practiced now :)

Jan Engelhardt
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