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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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