Subject: Re: Renaming of rd to md
To: der Mouse <mouse@Holo.Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Anders Magnusson <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/02/1997 16:21:45
> > 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.)
The same are for the vax port also, which have MFM disks called rd??
in hardware.

-- Ragge