NetBSD-Users archive

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Old Index]

Re: Why are drives called "wd0", "wd1", etc?

On 08/04/2011 02:16 PM, Stephen Borrill wrote:
On Thu, 4 Aug 2011, Daniel Carrera wrote:
On 08/04/2011 12:49 PM, Martin Husemann wrote:
Also "man wd" explains the drivers inheritage:

The wd driver supports hard disks that emulate the Western Digital
WD100x. This includes standard MFM, RLL, ESDI, IDE, and EIDE drives.

Thanks. That's very interesting. I didn't realize that something like
that would be in a man page.

Having useful man pages is another difference between Linux and NetBSD...

That may be true, but I don't think that this thread is an example. After the first reply in this thread I checked and confirmed that my Linux also documents at least devices in the man pages. I can do "man sd" and find out that this is for SCSI disks.

It just had never occurred to me to type "man sd" before.

I'm not overweight, I'm undertall.

Home | Main Index | Thread Index | Old Index