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From: "Sven Köhler" <skoehler@×××.de>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] USB disks - idea/question
Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2006 16:14:10
Message-Id: emh01o$5vc$1@sea.gmane.org
Hi,

so as you plugin a USB-disk, the kernel will recognize it, and it will
be called sda, sdb, sdc or whatever ...

I don't like that - why doesn't it get some more usefull device-name?
Some device name, that
a) indicates, that it is usb (for example put them to /dev/usb) and
b) uses a numering not depending on how many harddisk there are in the
system

So for example /dev/usb/uda could be a symlink to /dev/sdb,
/dev/usb/uda1 a symlink to /dev/sdb1 etc.
(In this case, sda would be a normal harddisk, which is the reason why
the usb-device is sdb)


So i don't know any other distribution doing it like that. So what do
you think?
- is it possible?
- is it a good idea?
- is it such a good idea, so that gentoo becomes the first distribution
doing it?
- is it a bad idea to differ from all the other distros out there?


Thanks,
  Sven

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Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-dev] USB disks - idea/question Raymond Lewis Rebbeck <dystopianray@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-dev] USB disks - idea/question Jakub Moc <jakub@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] USB disks - idea/question "Petteri Räty" <betelgeuse@g.o>