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    SubjectRe: LANANA: To Pending Device Number Registrants
    Linus Torvalds wrote:

    > and then use
    > fd = open("/dev/fd0/colourspace", O_RDWR);

    > This, btw, is Al Viro's wet dream. But I have to agree: using name spaces
    > etc is MUCH preferable to ioctl's, makes code more readable and logical,
    > and often makes it possible to do things you couldn't sanely do before
    > (control these things from scripts etc).
    > And using ASCII names ("eject") instead of numbers (see the "FDEJECT" and
    > "CDROMEJECT" etc #defines) sure as hell makes for easier maintenance and
    > avoids the whole issue of maintaining static numbers (all the same things
    > that make me hate device number maintenance makes me also hate the fact
    > that we need to maintain this list of ioctl numbers etc). By using
    > descriptive names, the "maintenance" simple does not exist.

    Blah blah blah.... Now we have just one ugly cluttered undocumented
    (please insert the list of you favourite invictions here) /proc.
    This way we would have TONS of them.
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