Re: [PATCH] 2.5.14 IDE 56

From: Linus Torvalds (
Date: Tue May 07 2002 - 13:05:14 EST

On Tue, 7 May 2002, Richard Gooch wrote:
> Actually, I've always said that I think devfs should care about both
> views.

And I think you're completely wrong.

The fact is, they are two completely different and orthogonal things, and
they have _nothing_ in common except for a very weak linkage of actual
"physical device" (which does not always exist).

The set of people that cares about one view is almost 100% different from
the set of people that care about the other view.

> Fugly. What's wrong with readlink(2) as this "magic syscall"?

Ehh - like the fact that it doesn't work on device files?


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