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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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