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SubjectRe: LANANA: To Pending Device Number Registrants
Ingo Oeser wrote:
>
> We do this already with ide-scsi. A device is visible as /dev/hda
> and /dev/sda at the same time. Or think IDE-CDRW: /dev/hda,
> /dev/sr0 and /dev/sg0.
>
> All at the same time.
>

... and if you don't know about this funny aliasing, you get screwed.
This is BAD DESIGN, once again.

> It is perfectly normal to export different interfaces for the
> same device. This is basically, what subfunctions on PCI do: Same
> device with different interfaces.
>
> Just that we do it through a driver with ide and through the
> hardware with a multi function PCI card.
>
> Applications don't care about devices. They care about entities
> that have capabilities and programming interfaces. What they
> _really_ are and if this is only emulated is not important.
>
> Sorry, I don't see your point here :-(
>

That seems to be a common theme with you.

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