Subject: Possible new device name
To: None <tech-kern@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Jeremy Cooper <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/20/1997 18:17:33
We will soon be incorporating a parallel port driver in the sun3x port and
I'd like to clear the desired name I'd like to give it with everyone here.

In SunOS, the driver is named 'pp', short for 'parallel port'.  If
possible, I'd like to use that name to help avoid confusion among new
users of NetBSD.  However, I can see where 'pp' might be a possible
conflict with other common devices in the future, given that its name is
so short. Does anyone have any objections?