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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     devfs -- device file system

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     devfs     /dev devfs rw 0 0

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     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.

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

     /dev	The normal devfs mount point.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]


HISTORY    [Toc]    [Back]

     The devfs file system first appeared in FreeBSD 2.0.  The devfs manual
     page first appeared in FreeBSD 2.2.

AUTHORS    [Toc]    [Back]

     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
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