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    SubjectRe: disk naming proposal & devfs (fwd)
    On Tue, 13 Jan 1998, Theodore Y. Ts'o wrote:

    > The names have been suggestions, but system administrators who didn't
    > like them were always free to use different arguments with mknod, or
    > edit the MAKEDEV script, etc. Since the names weren't enshrined in
    > code, it avoided the argument. People who wanted their own special
    > names could do so in the privacy of their own systems. (In general,
    > usually but not always, the distributions generally stayed with the
    > recommended names.)

    They still can, it just requires a kernel hack...
    You'de be supprised how many apps depend on the default names (/dev/dsp is
    my fav. example)..

    > - Ted

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