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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2 V3] io-controller: Add a new interface "weight_device" for IO-Controller
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On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 4:33 PM, Gui Jianfeng <guijianfeng@cn.fujitsu.com> wrote:
> Vivek Goyal wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 09, 2010 at 09:52:06AM +0800, Gui Jianfeng wrote:
>> I am not very sure but device name/path interface might turn out to be
>> more intutive.
>
> I don't think using an inode path name as interface is a good idea. Because, one
> can create new file to point to the same device. Also, pathname could be removed
> or renamed by user.
> So, i think device number is a better choice.

Sorry to butt in, but I don't think anyone is suggesting trying to
remember names from device nodes. I think the idea is to use the
names derived from the subsystem - such as 'sda' which is reflected in
/sys and dmesg.

Chad


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