Subject: Re: The obvious inherent superiority of SVR4 device naming...
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Peter Seebach <email@example.com>
Date: 12/21/1994 19:53:00
Actually, I learned on a BSD system; however, I liked being able to
tell what physical partition I was referring to absolutely; with
BSD, I can't (so far as I can tell) refer to "the third partition,
be it root, swap, ADOS, or regular". I can refer to the first root
partition, the first swap partition, the whole disk, or the <n>th
not root or swap partition. I can't figure how you'd name the second
cNdNsN was at least an obvious identifier; it tells you which controller,
which drive, and which partition, unambiguously. I consider this a
p.s.: I also liked that SCSI device 5 was device 5. Always. I don't like
having sd0, cd0, and st0 - in fact, this confused me and made it difficult
for me to install, because unit 5 was sd1. ???