Subject: Re: devfs (was Share common code/data across ports?)
To: der Mouse <mouse@Holo.Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Eduardo E. Horvath <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/10/1997 12:53:10
On Wed, 8 Jan 1997, der Mouse wrote:

> Or else, the kernel has to special-case symlinks from /dev into
> /devices, which is even grosser than what we have now.  Jason, do you
> know how Solaris resolves this dilemma?

/devices is a ufs directory residing on the root partition.  It's
generated as necessary by some commands that are run that poke around
inside the kernel.  Since it is a ufs partition and is not re-generated on
every boot, Solaris does not have this problem.

Eduardo Horvath
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