Subject: Re: Embedded NetBSD? [was Re: CVS commit: basesrc]
To: John Nemeth <email@example.com>
From: Dave Huang <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.