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Re: mjf-devfs2 branch

On Sun, 30 Mar 2008 10:31:41 -0400 (EDT)
der Mouse <mouse%Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA@localhost> wrote:

> >>>   * dctl: the devfs control device node [...]
> >> The first names coming to my mind when thinking about a control
> >> node would be "devfsctl" or "devctl".  Why did you choose dctl?
> > "devfsctl" seems rather long, "devctl" seems ok but we aren't really
> > controlling devices.  I don't particularly care what it's called. If
> > a few more people pick one of your choices, I'll switch.
> I think I'd pick devfsctl.  This is not something people will be
> typing regularly, so I can't see that length makes much difference;
> to me, it is by far outweighed by the clarity of devfsctl vs dctl or
> even devctl.
I agree.  "devctl" sounds more generic.  If you really can't deal with
the extra two letters, use dfsctl, but I'd prefer devfsctl.

                --Steve Bellovin,

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