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SubjectRe: LANANA: To Pending Device Number Registrants
Richard Gooch wrote:
>
> Alexander Viro writes:
> >
> >
> > On Tue, 15 May 2001, Richard Gooch wrote:
> >
> > > Alan Cox writes:
> > > > > len = readlink ("/proc/self/3", buffer, buflen);
> > > > > if (strcmp (buffer + len - 2, "cd") != 0) {
> > > > > fprintf (stderr, "Not a CD-ROM! Bugger off.\n");
> > > > > exit (1);
> > > >
> > > > And on my box cd is the cabbage dicer whoops
> > >
> > > Actually, no, because it's guaranteed that a trailing "/cd" is a
> > > CD-ROM. That's the standard.
> >
> > Set by...?
>
> Me&Linus. The device name authority (Peter). Whoever. If you want
> Peter to bless it, then fine. But the standard is there. Violators
> will be persecuted.
>

No, bad designers will be persecuted. This is bad design.

-hpa

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