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SubjectRe: LANANA: To Pending Device Number Registrants
Alexander Viro writes:
>
>
> On Tue, 15 May 2001, Richard Gooch wrote:
>
> > Alan Cox writes:
> > > > len = readlink ("/proc/self/3", buffer, buflen);
> > > > if (strcmp (buffer + len - 2, "cd") != 0) {
> > > > fprintf (stderr, "Not a CD-ROM! Bugger off.\n");
> > > > exit (1);
> > >
> > > And on my box cd is the cabbage dicer whoops
> >
> > Actually, no, because it's guaranteed that a trailing "/cd" is a
> > CD-ROM. That's the standard.
>
> Set by...?

Me&Linus. The device name authority (Peter). Whoever. If you want
Peter to bless it, then fine. But the standard is there. Violators
will be persecuted.

Regards,

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