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    SubjectRe: [RFD w/info-PATCH] device arguments from lookup, partion code

    On Sat, 19 May 2001, Alan Cox wrote:
    >
    > > Now that I'm awake and refreshed, yeah, that's awful. But
    > > echo "hot-add,slot=5,device=/dev/sda" >/dev/md0/control *is* sane. Heck,
    > > the system can even send back result codes that way.
    >
    > Only to an English speaker. I suspect Quebec City canadians would prefer a
    > different command set.

    I was waiting for the "anglo-saxon" argument.

    I don't think it's a valid argument. You already have "/dev". You already
    have english names for the numbers in ioctl's (and let's not be mentally
    dishonest and say "numbers are cross-cultural", because NOBODY MUST EVER
    USE THE RAW NUMBERS - you have to use the anglo-saxon #define'd names
    because the numbers aren't even cross-platform on Linux, much less
    portable to other systems).

    So the "English is bad" argument is a complete non-argument.

    Linus

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