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SubjectRe: [RFD w/info-PATCH] device arguments from lookup, partion code
On Sat, May 19, 2001 at 06:48:19PM +0200, Erik Mouw wrote:
> One of the fundamentals of Unix is that "everything is a file" and that
> you can do everything by reading or writing that file.

But /dev/sda/offset=234234,limit=626737537 isn't a file! ls it and see
if it's there. writing to files that aren't shown in directory listings
is plain evil. I really don't want to explain why. It's extremely
messy and unintuitive.

It would be better to do this with a file that does exist, for example
writing something to /proc/disks/sda/arguments. Then again, I don't
even think much of dynamic file systems in the first place.
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