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SubjectFinalize new device naming convention ?
Guillaume Boissiere (boissiere@mediaone.net) mentions on
http://people.ne.mediaone.net/boissiere/Status-18-Jan-2002.html :

* Pending Finalize new device naming convention (Linus Torvalds)

Is this about user space visible device names , like the stuff in /dev/ ?

I have some strong ( negative ) feeling about the current ( pre 2.5.x ) state
of that. Where is/was/will be this discussed.

The gist of my problem is that the entries in /dev/ doesn't always refer
to the same device as 5 minutes before. Even without a reboot in between.

Examples :

name | now | some minutes later
-------------------------------------------------
sdb | a SCSI disk | some other SCSI disk
hda6 | my root FS | my swap partition
dsp1 | my main speakers | my rear speaker
eth0 | my LAN connection | my ISP connection

There must be some lasting ID that can be used to refer to devices,
something that is not changed by some semi-related events.

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David Balazic
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