Re: /dev/sd*

From: Jan Engelhardt
Date: Fri Aug 18 2006 - 04:57:41 EST

>> Less advanced users should use the upgrade tools their distribution
>> provides.
>And personally I think less advanced users will be very happy with
>/dev/disk (or /dev/hd). No more confusion wether to user /dev/hdx or
>/dev/sdx or whatever!

Umm, hdx or sdx is a small impact. The real power of /dev/disk is that
not-so-technically minded users can go looking for their disk by its name
(or less frequently, by their address (e.g. USB drive)). Especially
important since any new disk discovered in the scsi layer gets the next
free slot.

Jan Engelhardt
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