lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2002]   [Jun]   [20]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: [PATCH] /proc/scsi/map
Użytkownik Linus Torvalds napisał:
>
> On Thu, 20 Jun 2002, Martin Dalecki wrote:
>
>>> /devices/disks/disk0 -> ../../pci0/00:02.0/02:1f.0/03:07.0/disk0
>>
>> ^^^^^^^^^^ You notice the redundancy in naming here :-).
>
>
> I'd rather have redundancy than have horrible names like just "0", thank
> you very much.
>
> It takes up no space, all the dentries are virtual anyway, and a dentry
> embeds the storage for the first n characters (n ~16 or something like
> that).
>
>
>>Boah the chierachies are already deep enough. /devices/net/eth@XX
>>will cut it.
>
>
> There is _no_ excuse for being terse.

Yes indeed:

ls DIR
cp COPY
mv REANME
cat TYPE

Note: the VMS stuff was even longer. You ever used the "shell" there?

> Also, never EVER use special characters like "@" unless there is _reason_
> to use them. I don't see any reason to make a filesystem look like perl.

The reaons is that it is making the splitup betwen the enumeration
and naming part very easy. Not just for scripts but for C code as well.
Numbers get user quite frequently for versioning as well.
And I tought the above should be mainly used by programs?

> Please use sane names like "disknnn" over insane cryptographically secure
> filesystem contents like "sd@nnn".

I'm so used to sd@ :-). Don't invent where you can borrow - or you will
go the esperanto way.

-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 13:26    [from the cache]
©2003-2011 Jasper Spaans