Subject: Re: TTY virtualization driver
To: NetBSD Kernel Technical Discussion List <>
From: Lord Isildur <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/25/2002 10:12:04
Then you should very clearly see why some other folks find the TTY 
virtualization to be equally abhorrent. I also hard-wire scsi devices to 
specific names, i dont like surprises of missing filesystems if a put in 
another disk or remove one. Same goes for ttys. If ive got a machine 
acting as a terminal server for the consoles of a roomful of other 
machines, and i remove a failing async card, i dont want to have to 
reassign 30 plugs somewhere just because all my device names (and 
numbers) just changed. I want them to stay right where they are. 
Someone who wants to have everything virtualized can easily get the same 
effect by making some symlinks in /dev, plain and simple.


On Thu, 24 Jan 2002, Greg A. Woods wrote:

> I'd rather always have holes in the disks attachments, and all the
> possible names enumerated in /dev so that /dev/sdc0t0l0 is always the
> disk that would be found on SCSI controller number zero, target number
> zero, LUN zero, regardless of whether it was there when bus#0 was
> probed.  (Of course it gets trickier when you have hot-swap controllers! :-)
> In other words I'd rather trade off the virtual sd* mapping for tty*
> mapping!