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

On 08/04/2011 06:25 PM, Steven Bellovin wrote:
Going back further, there's an ancient tradition in the Unix world of
naming device names (especially visible for disks and network interfaces)
after the hardware type.  But it isn't always easy to find a meaningful
two-letter abbreviation...  Linux, from that perspective, broke the
tradition by abstracting that away and dealing only with large classes
of devices such as hd.

Interesting. It's a good reminder for me that just because I know Linux doesn't mean I know Unix.

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