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NAME

devfs - device file system

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SYNOPSIS


devfs /dev devfs rw 0 0

DESCRIPTION

The device file system, or devfs, provides access to kernel’s device namespace in the global file system namespace. The conventional mount point is /dev.

The file system includes several directories, links, symbolic links and devices, some of which can also be written. In a chroot’ed environment, devfs can be used to create a new /dev mount point.

The mknod(8) tool can be used to recover deleted device entries under devfs.

FILES

/dev The normal devfs mount point.

SEE ALSO

mount_devfs(8)

HISTORY

AUTHORS

mount_devfs(8)


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