James A. Simmons writes:
> On Thu, 10 Feb 2000, Richard Gooch wrote:
> > James Simmons writes:
> > >
> > > > This is against 2.2.14. Highlights of this release:
> > > >
> > > > - Ported devfs-patch-v99.10 to kernel 2.2.14
> > > >
> > > > - Moved /dev/tty0 to /dev/vc/0
> > >
> > > Why did you move tty0 to vc/0 ? The console system will be changing
> > > for 2.5.X. It will become multihead aware which means that we might
> > > end up with /dev/tty representing physical heads and /dev/vty to
> > > represent virtual consoles.
> > For consistency with the other virtual console devices. /dev/tty0
> > right now is the "current virtual console". If the meaning of
> > /dev/tty0 is later changed, that bridge will be crossed when the time
> > comes. The way I've done it now is still correct, right?
> Okay. I'm just curious. Where did you get the idea of using /dev/vc/
> from. Is this some sort of standard I'm unaware of ? What technical
> reason is their for this move?
It's desirable for /dev to contain subdirectories rather than having
everything lumped into the top-level directory. It makes it easier to
see what you have and also makes things easier to manage.
I can't remember who chose /dev/vc/ in this particular case, but the
principle of moving things into subdirectories is fully supported by
Linus. In fact, he wanted me to go further than I had :-)
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