Subject: Re: Renaming of rd to md
To: None <>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Holo.Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/02/1997 08:39:59
> Out of curiosity, why was the ramdisk device (rd) renamed to memory
> disk (md)?

The hp300 port already has a real hardware disk device called rd.
Apparently they (for some suitable value of "they") decided it was
better to rename everybody's ramdisk driver than to rename the hp300's
hpib disk driver.  (There may have been compatability reasons for
wanting the hp300 disk driver to be called rd, I don't know.)

					der Mouse

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