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The return of devfs

The return of devfs

Posted May 7, 2009 10:43 UTC (Thu) by hppnq (guest, #14462)
In reply to: The return of devfs by michaeljt
Parent article: The return of devfs

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.

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The return of devfs

Posted May 7, 2009 12:21 UTC (Thu) by michaeljt (subscriber, #39183) [Link]

Quite agree, which more or less falls under my second point. Again, that doesn't mean that you have to be able to choose the names yourself, only that you have to be sure they have been well and predictably chosen. Which is a problem that doesn't necessarily have to be solved over again by every administrator.

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