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SubjectRe: [ANNOUNCE] udev 0.1 release
On Fri, Apr 11, 2003 at 04:25:07PM -0700, Joel Becker wrote:
> 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
> ...

But all the distros will do that for you :)

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

Then try to convince LSB to add a device naming document to their spec.
That's the only way this is going to happen...

Good luck,

greg k-h
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