Re: /dev/sd*

From: Alan Cox
Date: Wed Aug 09 2006 - 21:23:11 EST

Ar Iau, 2006-08-10 am 00:18 +0200, ysgrifennodd Adrian Bunk:
> > USB storage is real SCSI.
> Real SCSI for a developer, for a user it's USB.

Define SCSI ?

> And things become even more confusing considering that the drive might
> show up as /dev/sda or /dev/uba depending on the driver used.

Windows people seem to cope ok with C: being IDE and E: being SCSI ;)

> I'm more concerned about the kernel<->userspace interface.

Thats a naming policy matter, udev.

> But I'm still not getting the point why the /dev/sd* namespace has to be
> used.

Because the block layer approach to major/minor numbers means everything
using sd (ie everything scsi disk protocol) gets the same device naming


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