Oh, I don't want that ever in the name. I don't want to have to
know much about my disks, except that once the association is there,
it's there until I delete it.
> Personally, I wouldn't be upset if _all_ "physical volumes" (meaning an
> accessible block devices or portion thereof) appeared under /dev/volume/...
> Even logical volumes could be done that way, since they have names as well.
> I don't really see the need to have "whole disks", "partitions" and other
> types of volumes in separate directories under /dev, but then I may be way
> off base with the rest of the world wants to do :-)
There are multiple reasons. I need to know what's a disk so I
can configure it. I need to know what's a partition or a logical volume
so I can put filesystems on it.
It's always fun these days when folks try to use 'whole disks'
and 'partitions' as equivalent things. They are indeed from a block
device standpoint, but they aren't from an administration standpoint.
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