Bruce Evans wrote:

> On Sat, 6 May 2000, Maxim Sobolev wrote:
> > I've just noticed that "sh MAKEDEV acd1" doesn't produce node for acd1 due to
> > incorrect comparasion in the "while" loop. This affecting both 4.0-STABLE and
> > 5.0-CURRENT. With this message I'm attaching short patch which should solve
> > this little problem.
> This is the intended behaviour.  "sh MAKEDEV acdN" is supposed to create
> N acd devices, numbered from 0 to N-1.  This broken behaviour was introduced
> for cd*, mcd* and scd* in rev.1.171.  It has since spread to acd*.  Other
> types of disks are handled correctly.

How broken behaviour could be "intended"? It is unclear why *cd* devices should be
different from all others types of disk devices. Users usually being confused when
dealing with special cases like that. I think that there will be no problem if it
would create N+1 devices at least until someone will reimplement it correctly.


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