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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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