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Re: Fixed (hardisk) device names?

Jose Alberto Guzman wrote:
Craig Sanders wrote:
and there are no raw devices on linux AFAIK.
/dev/hd? ARE the raw devices. craig

In the bsdish slang, raw devices are character devices, so /dev/hd? are not exactly raw devices, but block devices.

Not only in "bsdish" slang. Most other Unix boxes i know (HPUX, AIX, SOLARIS)
define the char device "/dev/r<something>" as the raw device. Linux is the only Unix OS i know which only has a block device available and i really wonder why.

There's support for accessing harddisks as character devices, see:

Great, ill look into that!

best regards,

  :: Arnd ::

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