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SubjectRe: [ANNOUNCE] udev 0.1 release
Joel Becker wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 11, 2003 at 11:31:28AM -0700, Kevin P. Fleming wrote:
>
>>- if any partitions are found, they are registered with the kernel using
>>device-mapper ioctls
>>- because these new "mapped sections" of the drive are _also_ usable block
>>devices in their own right, they generate hotplug events
>
>
> In reality, we need /dev/disk0 for disks, and /dev/part0 for
> partitions, and /dev/lv0 for logical volumes from the LVM. There's
> going to be a war over this naming, and that's why this is hard.
>
> Joel
>

No doubt. And then you get into the situation where the devices themselves have
names and/or UUIDs, and you want that to be incorporated into the device name.
As it stands today, the only way to achieve that is pass that information to
device-mapper so it can create devices with those names.

Personally, I wouldn't be upset if _all_ "physical volumes" (meaning an
accessible block devices or portion thereof) appeared under /dev/volume/... Even
logical volumes could be done that way, since they have names as well. I don't
really see the need to have "whole disks", "partitions" and other types of
volumes in separate directories under /dev, but then I may be way off base with
the rest of the world wants to do :-)


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