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SubjectRe: no need for a devfs
Kai Henningsen writes:
> pbrutsch@creighton.edu (Phil Brutsche) wrote on 07.01.98 in <Pine.HPP.3.95.980107213351.13482C-100000@bluejay.creighton.edu>:
>
> > No, please don't do this. It's too confusing. What's wrong with the
> > current SCSI setup (/dev/sda, /dev/sda1, /dev/sda2, etc) in any case?
>
> It's fragile. But then, so is the proposed replacement.

How is devfs fragile?

> What you probably really want is something like this:
>
> * for each partition, determine a unique id somehow (ext2 already has
> this, and so does FAT)
>
> * Use this id to identify the partition

Well, rather than some meaningless numerical ID, why not have a
human-understandable string as the unique ID? Hey! That's what devfs
uses! And you don't need /proc/discs because devfs has those entries.

Regards,

Richard....
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