Subject: Re: Embedded NetBSD? [was Re: CVS commit: basesrc]
To: John Nemeth <>
From: Dave Huang <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/27/2001 16:58:26
On Sat, 27 Oct 2001, John Nemeth wrote:
>      The concept of TSRs has gone out the Window (pun intended);
> however, device drivers are free to create additional device names, so
> no you can't make an exhaustive list.  The problem that devices can
> appear anywhere in the filesystem at random, is actually a vary serious
> flaw in NTFS which M$ really needs to correct.

It's not NTFS itself; just the Win32 API's interpretation of the names.
You can create files named "aux" if you really want to:

C:\tmp>echo testing > \\.\c:\tmp\aux

 Volume in drive C is XP
 Volume Serial Number is E841-9482

 Directory of C:\tmp

10/27/2001  04:54 PM    <DIR>          .
10/27/2001  04:54 PM    <DIR>          ..
10/27/2001  04:54 PM                10 aux
               1 File(s)             10 bytes
               2 Dir(s)   2,731,626,496 bytes free

But anyways, my point is that if you avoid the standard device names,
that's good enough. It's not an impossible task, as some have suggested.