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    SubjectRe: devfs
    Leonard N. Zubkoff writes:
    > Date: Tue, 13 Jan 1998 10:33:04 -0800 (PST)
    > From: Jauder Ho <jauderho@transmeta.com>
    >
    > how about this?
    >
    > /dev/sd/h0c0t0u0p2
    >
    > There. that should make everyone happy...
    >
    > first part after the /dev describes the type of device so
    > you can have /dev/scd/.... , /dev/sgd
    >
    > and preserve all the current names
    >
    > I think either /dev/dsk/sd_... or /dev/sd/... are both reasonable choices.
    >
    > I am now wondering what the rationale is for using "p" rather than "s" for the
    > partition number. I cannot think of any particularly compelling reason for
    > either choice. "p" is somewhat more mnemonic, but I find "s" slightly more
    > esthetic (since "p" would be the only character with a descender) and it is
    > compatible with other systems. So how about:
    >
    > /dev/sd/h0c0t0u0s2
    >
    > versus
    >
    > /dev/dsk/sd_h0c0t0u0s2
    >
    > I think I personally would prefer the former.

    I recall someone telling me that Solaris "stripes" are not actually
    partitions. Their strips fit inside a "real" partition. Is that
    correct?
    I don't really find the "s" clear.

    Also, how about:
    /dev/dsk/sd/h0c0t0u0p2

    Regards,

    Richard....

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