Not logged in
Log in now
Create an account
Subscribe to LWN
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
PostgreSQL 9.3 beta: Federated databases and more
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 9, 2013
(Nearly) full tickless operation in 3.10
The return of devfs
Posted May 7, 2009 9:35 UTC (Thu) by michaeljt (subscriber, #39183)
Posted May 7, 2009 10:43 UTC (Thu) by hppnq (guest, #14462)
But my point is that these days the user of the system will normally not be interacting with the device nodes and their names unless they are doing something relatively close to the hardware
If it's just your own system, then indeed, nobody cares. But think of managing hundreds or thousands of systems and you may see the value of being able to standardize device naming. The precise naming policy is not so interesting, but the fact that there is one that is consistent is really rather important.
Posted May 7, 2009 12:21 UTC (Thu) by michaeljt (subscriber, #39183)
Copyright © 2013, Eklektix, Inc.
Comments and public postings are copyrighted by their creators.
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds