Subject: Re: The obvious inherent superiority of SVR4 device naming...
To: None <>
From: Peter Seebach <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/22/1994 06:57:22

I wasn't going to mention SunOS unless someone else did, but I think SunOS
is an *excellent* example of where SVR4 wins.  It should be possible to,
knowing only the configuration of the device you wish to attach, attach it
to your system and set it up.  The address of a SCSI device should not be
altered by the addresses of other SCSI devices.  And really, do you expect
me to believe that *none* of you have ever had device address conflicts because
you got confused over whether sd0 was unit 0 or 3?  (I know at least some
people have had this problem, though it may not have been with NetBSD.)

In other news, the system is still quite stable.  I am quite happy with it
over all.  :)