> Alan Cox wrote:
> > > Exactly. It's just that for historical reasons, I think the major for
> > > "disk" should be either the old IDE or SCSI one, which just can show
> > > more devices. That way old installers etc work without having to
> > > suddenly start knowing about /dev/disk0.
> > They will mostly break. Installers tend to parse /proc/scsi and have
> > fairly complex ioctl based relationships based on knowing ide v scsi.
> > /dev/disc/ is a little un-unix but its clean
> Why do you worry about installers? New distro - new kernel - new
> that's they job to worry about it. They will change the installer anyway
> and this kind of change actually is going to simplyfy the code there, I
> a bit.
> Just kill the old device major suddenly and place it in the changelog
> of the new kernel that the user should mknod and add it to /dev/fstab
> before rebooting into the new kernel. Hey that's developement anyway :-)
> If the developer boots back into the old kernel just other mounts
> in /dev/fstab will fail no problem for transition here in sight...
Make them finally use UUIDs and /proc/partitions. Except for the root fs,
problem solved. (Well ok, someone needs to create the right device nodes.)
As for the root fs, even that part isn't hard with an initrd.
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