Re: Solaris partitions (was devfs)

Karsten Weiss (
Fri, 16 Jan 1998 15:44:20 +0100 (CET)

On Fri, 16 Jan 1998, Richard Gooch wrote:

> > Personally, as has already been pointed out in other messages, I see no
> > direct advantage to "compatibility" with Solaris or other naming schemes,
> > if it comes at the expense of comprehensibility.
> So what do you suggest?

Let's, for example, use /etc/disk or even /etc/harddisk instead of
/dev/dsk. This is so much better for Linux novices. Why should we
confuse them just to save a single letter? I can't believe anyone
is seriously considering /dev/dsk.

All this reminds me of a quote from Dennis Richtie when asked about
what he would change if he would have to do it all again:
"I would call the function create()". (Quoting out of my head)

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