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SubjectRe: LANANA: To Pending Device Number Registrants
James Simmons wrote:
> > Personally, I'd really like to see /dev/ttyS0 be the first detected serial
> > port on a system, /dev/ttyS1 the second, etc. Currently there are plenty of
> > different serial hardware with all their own drivers and /dev entries. For
> > embedded systems with serial consoles, and also across architectures, this
> > is a pain since the filesystem and namely /dev/inittab has to be adjusted
> > for all different types of UARTs. This is not the case for every different
> > type of NICs and that's a good thing.
> I couldn't agree with you more. It gives me headaches at work. One note,
> their is a except to the eth0 thing. USB to USB networking. It uses usb0,
> etc. I personally which they use eth0.

"ethX" is only used for Ethernet. Other types of network devices use
other names.

Personally, I would also like to see network devices manifest in the
filesystem namespace like everything else.


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