Subject: Re: tty device names for Cyclades Z
To: Allen Briggs <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/02/2000 14:47:40 (Allen Briggs) writes:
> > So, the Alpha port calls the `com' serial ports "ttyCn".  I would like
> > to change the i386 port to do the same (and change the current i386 port
> > usage of "ttyCn" for Cyclades-Y to "ttyCYnn".
> I don't care that my SCSI disks are attached to adv*, adw*, ahc*, ncr*,
> siop*, or whatever.  They're sd*.  Why should ttys be different?

And, if you're gonna go there (and i'm not saying we should 8-)...

why should ethernet interfaces be different?

actually, there's probably an argument that read/write disks,
i.e. 'sd' and friends, should be indistinguishable from IDE (and
perhaps other) disks, too...