Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1591
SCSI generic devices (sg) are not compliant with MAKEDEV man
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:49 EDT
MAKEDEV generates SCSI generic devices with a letter:
/dev/sga, /dev/sgb, ...
The man page MAKEDEV(8) says that "the devices created are
sg0 through sg7".
The "Linux Allocated Devices" document
) in the kernel source Documentation says that it should be
/dev/sg0, /dev/sg1, ...
Other Linux distributions already set it to sg0, sg1...
To keep a compatibility with previous version, an idea would
be to use symbolic links.
Well, there hasn't always been agreement on the right set of
names, but it makes sense to get the most compatibility with
the most software by having both sets of names.
Will be fixed in MAKEDEV-2.4 and dev-2.7.1