Subject: Re: Another changer, another changer problem
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List: current-users
Date: 10/01/1998 22:35:30
In message <>, "Perry E. Metzger" writ
>You can do that already under netbsd. Can you explain what the problem 

I don't want to have to change a config file; I want a consistent name
for the device.  I don't like the nailing-down thing; I don't mind that
it exists, but I don't want to have to do it to get nailed-down names.

Basically, depending on the phase of the moon, I may find myself wanting
to refer to devices by *either* the nailed-down or the non-nailed-down names,
and I'd like to have both.

Why do we have both ps and procfs?  Why do we have an fd filesystem?  Because
sometimes they're more convenient interfaces.

The fact that there may be *a* way to do something does not mean it's silly
to want another.