Subject: Re: Work-in-progress "wedges" implementation
To: NetBSD tech-kern <>
From: Jochen Kunz <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/23/2004 19:57:50
On Thu, 23 Sep 2004 09:27:06 -0500
Chapman Flack <> wrote:

> It seems to me Solaris does (or once did) both: there was
> /devices/bus/controller/locator/bus/controller/locator/locator/locato
> r, and /dev/shortname was a symlink to it.  I liked that approach,
> because you had short names in /dev that you could choose as you liked
> (just normal symlinks after all), plus if you ever wondered exactly
> what device is/dev/shortname you just ls -l it.
IRIX does similar things. You have e.g.
and /hw/disk/dks0d1s0 as real device nodes and symlinks in /dev. I
really like the long and verbose file path that mapps 1:1 to the path in
the device tree. Once you get confused where your new device is you can
walk the device path down to it.=20