devfs -- device file system
devfs /dev devfs rw 0 0
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.
/dev The normal devfs mount point.
The devfs file system first appeared in FreeBSD 2.0. The devfs manual
page first appeared in FreeBSD 2.2.
The devfs manual page was written by Mike Pritchard <mpp@FreeBSD.org>,
and was based on the mount_devfs(8) manual page.
FreeBSD 5.2.1 December 14, 1996 FreeBSD 5.2.1 [ Back ]