Compat symlinks for /dev/acd0?

Craig Rodrigues rodrigc at
Wed Sep 28 05:59:15 UTC 2011


When the ATA_CAM option is enabled in the kernel, we create
compatibility symlinks for /dev/ada devices, such as: /dev/ad8s1@ -> ada0s1

We don't do this for ATAPI CD-ROM devices.

Any reason *not* to do this for ATAPI CD-ROM devices?  i.e.  /dev/cd0 -> acd0

It's a minor thing, but will definitely hit people who have /dev/acd0
in /etc/fstab when they upgrade to 9.0.
People can read UPDATING and the release notes, but if we can do this
minor thing,
it might make migration easier.

Craig Rodrigues
rodrigc at

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