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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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