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SubjectRe: [ANNOUNCE] udev 0.1 release
On Fri, Apr 11, 2003 at 12:58:43PM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> > There's going to be a war over this naming, and that's why this is
> > hard.
>
> No, there isn't. That's what I am trying to completely avoid with udev.
> It will allow you to plug in whatever device naming scheme that you
> want.

And this is exactly what we can't have happen. If I am an
administrator, I don't want to have to write all my scripts to do:

if [ -f /etc/redhat-release ]
then
DISKPREFIX="/dev/disk"
elif [ -f /etc/unitedlinux-release ]
then
DISKPREFIX="/dev/disc"
elif [ -f /dev/volume0 ]
then
DISKPREFIX="/dev/volume"
elif
...


Please, let's not repeat GNOME/KDE, OpenLook/Motif,
mkinitrd/mkinitrd, etc for all our devices.

Joel

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Joel Becker
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Oracle Corporation
E-mail: joel.becker@oracle.com
Phone: (650) 506-8127
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