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Re: std location for system console

From: Thomas Bushnell, BSG
Subject: Re: std location for system console
Date: 31 Aug 2002 04:45:11 -0700
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Marcus Brinkmann <Marcus.Brinkmann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de> writes:

> Well, /dev/console is taken so you have to be more precise :P
> Someting like /dev/syscon maybe.  What is the criteria for /dev vs /servers? 
> As far as I see it /servers has more or less unique system wide services,
> while /dev/ has Unix legacy device files.  A system console server seems
> reasonably unique and non-Unix that it can be put in /servers, but I am not
> married to that idea.

/servers is for naming points that *don't* do normal filesystem ops.
If you can read/write it, it doesn't belong in /servers.

The canonical system console should be /dev/console: that is, writing
to it should be "writing to the console".  /dev is for anything that
is "device-like", including pseudo-devices and redirecting devices.
It's not just for Unix legacy things.

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