Re: /dev/sd*

From: Jan Engelhardt
Date: Fri Aug 18 2006 - 11:53:09 EST

> For discussion I suggest /proc/ata/devices, a single flat file

Ahem. /sys please. And do not just limit it to ATA.

> matching a name meaningful to open() with a vendor string and
> whatever other info is handy, like serial number and the like. If
> people are going to use ATA that allows them to generate their own
> tools using familiar methods like awk, sed, grep, perl, python or
> whatever. Having that information in an inobvious format will really
> slow adoption by triggering the "it's hard to use" or "I need to use
> all these new tools" responses.
> And those responses are not limited to newbies, experienced users are aware of
> the ratio of learning curve to functionality as well.

What would the contents of /ata/devices look like, can you give an

Jan Engelhardt
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