cvs commit: src/etc/etc.sparc64 ttys

Dag-ErlingSmørgrav des at
Thu Sep 11 08:52:17 PDT 2003

Jake Burkholder <jake at> writes:
> Apparently, On Thu, Sep 11, 2003 at 08:14:25AM -0700,
> > On Thu, Sep 11, 2003 at 10:24:11AM +0200, Dag-Erling Sm?rgrav wrote:
> > > Is there a good reason for uart to use ttyu instead of ttyd?  There's
> > > no risk of conflict even if both uart and sio are present, thanks to
> > > devfs, so why not use the traditional name?
> > I hate to say it -- as an owner of sparc64 and amd64, alpha, & i386
> > FreeBSD machines using serial consoles and thus affected by this, I agree
> > with des.
> I didn't pick the name and don't see that it makes much difference.  You'll
> have to take this up with Marcel.

It *does* make a difference.  It makes it harder, for no good reason,
to switch from sio to uart or back.  The device name is part of the
exposed interface, and gratuitious changes to interfaces are never a
good idea.

Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at

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