From: Adrian Bunk
Date: Wed Aug 09 2006 - 17:19:03 EST
On Wed, Aug 09, 2006 at 06:29:59PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> - Drives appear as /dev/sda /dev/sr0 etc along with the libata SATA
> devices (and since you can't tell SATA from PATA at times its hard to
> avoid). That means people with some older distros wanting to try it
> might need to change their fstab or rootdev. People not trying it won't
> be affected.
It might be a bit out of the scope of this thread, but why do some many
subsystems use the /dev/sd* namespace?
Real SCSI devices use it.
The USB mass storage driver uses it.
libata uses it.
I'd expext SATA or PATA devices at /dev/hd* or perhaps at /dev/ata* -
but why are they at /dev/sd*?
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