Bug 1591 - SCSI generic devices (sg) are not compliant with MAKEDEV man
SCSI generic devices (sg) are not compliant with MAKEDEV man
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: MAKEDEV (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
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Reported: 1999-03-17 22:22 EST by aspicht
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-03-25 19:29:43 EST
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Description aspicht 1999-03-17 22:22:17 EST
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.
Comment 1 Michael K. Johnson 1999-03-25 19:05:59 EST
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.
Comment 2 Michael K. Johnson 1999-03-25 19:29:59 EST
Will be fixed in MAKEDEV-2.4 and dev-2.7.1

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