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DEVFS(5)		 DragonFly File Formats Manual		      DEVFS(5)

NAME

devfs -- device file system

DESCRIPTION

The device file system, or devfs, provides access to kernel's device namespace in the global file system namespace. It is mounted automati- cally on /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

/dev The normal devfs mount point.

SEE ALSO

devfsctl(8)

HISTORY

The devfs file system first appeared in DragonFly 2.3.

AUTHORS

Alex Hornung DragonFly 4.1 September 12, 2009 DragonFly 4.1