On Tue, Mar 06, 2001 at 11:01:32PM +0000, Christian Weisgerber wrote:
> > The rewind and non-rewind tape device names were changed under
> > devfs from rsa0 and nrsa0 to sa0 and nsa0, (which IMHO
> > violates POLA).
> They were changed in MAKEDEV long before that. MAKEDEV also provides
> 'r' names for compatibility. devfs simply did away with those
> compat links. For all kinds of devices, not only the tape drives.
MAKEDEV has made sa, etc devices with rsa, etc links in -STABLE for
almost ten months now (as you know since you submitted the changes :-).
What we really need to do is get all the utilities and docs updated in
-STABLE ASAP in hopes of getting a few releases with the right names
everywhere under our belt. That should at least help reduce the number
of complaints come 5.0-RELEASE time. Obviously, nothing is going to
stop them, but preemptive doc and utility updates including ports should
go a long way. A preemptive FAQ like "where did /dev/rsa, /dev/nsa,
and /dev/esa go?" would probably also be in order. Remember we've got
at least six months and by many estimates a whole year to get people to
recognize the fact that this change occured. Now's the time to start
since we know it is going to confuse people.
Any statement of the form "X is the one, true Y" is FALSE.
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