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SubjectRe: devfs howto
Khimenko Victor writes:
>
>
> On Mon, 21 Feb 2000, Richard Gooch wrote:
>
> > Khimenko Victor writes:
> > > To Gooch: BTW why it's so ? To confuse innocent souls ?
> >
> > I prefer "Richard" :-)
> >
> > I think the confusion is partly due to people expecting to be able to
> > just compile it in and everything will "just work". With the Great
> > Name Change, that's no longer possible. You either have to install
> > devfsd to get the old names back, or you spend time fixing
> > configuration files and software that make invalid assumptions.
> >
> > Also, the README could probably use some work. I've been doing that
> > slowly (amidst the flood of emails). I've appended an extract from the
> > current README that will hopefully help.
> >
>
> Uhh. I asked MUCH simplier question: why devices are named
> /dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part1
> /dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part2
> /dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part3
> but on bootup you'll see:
> -- cut --
> SCSI device sda: hdwr sector= 512 bytes. Sectors= 35841015 [17500 MB] [17.5 GB]
> /dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0: p1 p2 p3
> -- cut --
>
> Of course it's just cosmetic but IMHO better to use partX in all
> places or pX in old places to avaoid confusions...

Having "partX" in the partition table scan may make it too long. The
reason the devfs names are not "pX" is because Linus wanted a longer
name. I'd be quite happy to shorten them.

Regards,

Richard....
Permanent: rgooch@atnf.csiro.au
Current: rgooch@ras.ucalgary.ca
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