Subject: Re: Renaming of rd to md
To: Markus Baeurle <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/01/1997 18:23:35
On Thu, 02 Jan 1997 02:11:10 +0100 
 Markus Baeurle <> wrote:

 > Out of curiosity, why was the ramdisk device (rd) renamed to memory disk (md)?
 > I mean it made changes in a lot of files necessary, so I'm sure it wasn't done
 > for cosmetic reasons.

The name "rd" conflicted with the name of the HP-IB disk driver in the
hp300 port, which has been "rd" for ... many years.  Changing the
hp300 disk driver name would have been a real hardship on hp300 users.

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